wisdom...it's all in the tooth
"Man...I wish I could start all over again knowing what I know now."
We've all heard that one....over and over and over...etc...etc...etc...and ...etc.
"I would be rich...I would be a great lover...I would...I would ...I would...etc..etc...etc...and...etc.
No...you wouldn't...No...I wouldn't...No...We wouldn't....etc...ad ininfinitum...
Wisdom is like a tooth..when you learn something...you go somewhere to have it yanked out.
One of my favorite sayings and I apologize because I have no idea who said it except that I didn't...
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is fruit...Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad"
No matter what we learn we never use the wisdom or I should say we rarely use the wisdom to apply it properly.
The divorced person(male or female) looks for the same type person that just kicked them in the gut.
The drunk returns to the bar after paying the "DWI" fine.
I could continue but you have seen it over and over...in others and in yourselves...
I see it in my life...I know that donuts are fattening and not good for me...but no matter how many times I slap my hand with my mind, it still forks over the money for that morning pound producer...
Knowledge...donuts not good...I get an "A" and graduate from "Donuts One-O-One"...
Wisdom ...Do not eat donuts...I always flunk "Donuts One-O-Two"....
I may be remiss by including the rest of the world with me and my weaknesses but I do see the lack of wisdom everywhere I look. I know I am not alone.
Why do politicians crash and burn over sex scandals...they are not stupid. They know it could cost them a career. But, they still do it or some still do it.
That is not an application of wisdom. One might say they are putting there personal "tomatoes" into the fruit salad.
I think the word "stupid" applies not to lack of knowledge but to the lack of wisdom.
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written for "Mindlovemisery" - Life Lesson
by "Stupid Old Grizz"
Posted by George S Batty