Erudition is a concept that reflects the breadth of knowledge and multilateral education. Developed erudition is manifested by a deep understanding of many things and finding relationships between different areas of life. Erudites (those who have this quality developed at a sufficiently high level) are constantly engaged in expanding the range of their knowledge and deepening existing ideas about the world. Thus, it is not only a superficial awareness of events and discoveries in the world in the past and present, but also a deep understanding of these processes. We can say that an erudite is a specialist in several areas at once.
Erudition is not innate, and the level of its development depends solely on the efforts made by man regarding the constant acquisition of new knowledge. This quality is directly related to education and is practically unrelated to the level of intellectual development.
But the notions of education and erudition are not identical, because with regard to erudition there is an inner need of a person for continuous development and overcoming his own rudeness or lack of knowledge, while just education does not provide this intrinsic motivation. Knowledge can be obtained without enthusiasm, and with further options, development stops, then erudition forces you to look for sources and opportunities to increase your level, regardless of who has the baggage. Erudition is an independent focus, forcing a person to engage in self-education, read books on topics of interest and go beyond training courses.