“More geese than swans now live, more fools than wise.” ~ Anonymous – 1612
Fools Are Easy to Come By
Wisdom is hard to come by on our own. It usually takes a bad experience or an inner struggle of some kind to gain wisdom. Foolishness, on the other hand, is everywhere.
A foolish person does what he feels like doing, without any consideration of the larger implications of his actions. A foolish person spreads destruction everywhere without regard for how his actions affect the lives of others. Fools act without thinking, speak without understanding and go on their merry way, none the wiser.
Wisdom Is Precious
Wisdom seeks the best alternative. The Bible says that wisdom is much more valuable than rubies, silver and gold. But oftentimes the path to wisdom is hard and the climb, difficult.
We know it is wise to guard our tongue. It is wise to see the bigger picture. It is wise to seek the good instead of the easy. And most of the time we have to make choices in wisdom while being surrounded by fools (or at least one!). But don’t give up on wisdom. Gaining it is not always easy; it takes thoughtful deliberation, but it’s worth pursuing.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” ~
James 1:5 (NIV)