Interested in understanding why we should measure ourselves in relation to this conundrum and why intelligence is not necessarily a requirement to be either wise or foolish?
The maxim, or aphorism, “know thyself” has had a variety of meanings attributed to it in literature, and over time, as in early ancient Greek the phrase meant “know thy measure“.
The Purpose of This Point?
Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb to this conundrum.
Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will increase his learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through wisdom your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.…(Proverbs 9”9-11)
By fruitful speech a man is filled with good things, and the work of his hands returns to him. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to counsel. A fool’s anger is known at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.…(Proverb 12:14-16)
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. (Proverb 18:2)
What’s My Point?
There are numerous opinions and articles written since the beginning of recorded history to help interested persons to discern the answer to this conundrum.
My point is to provide three articles written in our contemporary times based on phycology, practical counsel, and Spiritual religious beliefs to help us determine if we are wise or foolish.
In My Opinion
Everyone interested should read the articles to help themselves understand and discern the clues to help themselves to “know thyself, so they may know thy measure.”
Perhaps it may help foster wiser rather than foolish (rubbish) decisions in our short lifespan on earth.
Read the Source Links below.
Regards and goodwill blogging
Understand If You’re Wise Beyond Your Years
Religion – How to be a fool
Wikipedia – Know Thyself