He who knows nothing believes he secretly knows it all. Why does that happen? It’s the irony of wisdom. The delicious knowledge of gaining understanding about something and the person wants to share it with the world.
Yet the intensity of this knowledge causes another person to think they have all the answers. They push, they press, and they create obstacles within their path. Unknowingly they are really weak individuals. They believe the hype. They think they have all the answers yet they have little experience in the matters of the heart.
Sure, there are some who really do have many of the answers. These are individuals who are wise beyond their years. In their own right they don’t realize how smart they are. Matter of fact, they are the ones who don’t jump right in and start dispensing advice to anyone anytime.
Advice doesn’t come easily and most will let it roll right pass.
Yet the real wise will listen to those of experience. They will learn from the fools who made the past mistakes and learned from them. They will hear the whispers of hurt held deep inside. They will acknowledge those past mistakes and develop methods that work within their own life.
These are the wise ones. The ones who stand by their own convictions and make the best of choices, they learn to survive the trials in life.
For the others, the ones who believe they have all the answers well, they’ll keep doing what they’re doing. It’s the nature of the beast. That’s the one thing that keeps them going. The knowledge they can get by in doing whatever it takes.
Wisdom defined stands the passages of time. Is being wise the conception of all things or is it just a delusion?
Hamlet once said to Othello, “God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another.” People will do what they do to keep up with their legendary status. They wear many faces and hide beneath layers of satires unrecognizable to others, even within their own mirror.
So what do you do? Are you facing one of these individuals? Let them blow in the wind. Let them reveal their nature and take in stride. If you’re lucky enough to have a wise one in your midst then, count yourself blessed. Go under their wing. They can be such great mentors.
For the Bible tells us in Proverbs 8, wisdom is said to be more precious than rubies and nothing can compare to her.
“To the discerning all of them are right; they are upright to those who have found knowledge. Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.” – Proverbs 8:9-11
Wisdom is the perception of all things making good sense. The accumulated knowledge of learning teaches ancient wisdom beyond the years of those who’ve experienced it.