Foolish Behavior

I make foolish choices. I make very many foolish choices. I always make foolish choices.
Wisdom has been one thing I have always sought after with diligence and commitment.
To many people, I come across as quiet and shy, but I assure you that is not the case.
To put it plainly: I observe and want to soak up wisdom before the thought of speaking.
Listening to others is something I hold in high regard and still do not do nearly enough.
Proverbs 2:2 “Turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding.”
If my life were to end abruptly, there are two characteristics I would hope to have lived:
Love and wisdom. Both are needed and as I have learned, both are not what they seem.
I have been wondering if my life and actions would be considered wise if surveyed.
Making bad decisions about sleep and such are disregarded, but rather, true wisdom.
Sometimes I feel wise. It is usually when someone says something I say is smart…
Or maybe they say my thoughts are logical. I love logic. We need more logic.

I believe that the root of logic, is wisdom, or understanding the reasons things work.
We see this time and time again in our daily decisions and life choices we make.
When you understand how something best operates, wisdom guides your actions;
To be aware of the reality around you and base your choices on wise realizations.
I learn by watching; I see movements, energy, expressions, hesitations, and passion.
When I see how people react, I can then use wisdom to communicate effectively.
I try to live a life characterized as wise, but never feel wise in any sort of the word.
To me, wisdom is given to philosophers and prophets; Men who live to think.
The simple man cannot have wisdom, unless he is fully devoted to just observing.

There are two empty chairs in the above picture of the Armory Square Starbucks.
Throughout the day, many people will sit there, facing each other and talk in excess.
Talking is wonderful and I can talk for days (as some know), but listening… that is wise.
I daydream of the conversations this table and chairs have adsorbed into their grains:
A cheating significant other. Softball games. Work stress. Family planning. God.
How many people these days just want to listen and grow in knowledge of life?
We often are selfish and talk about how we are and how we should be feeling.
Sacrifice what we desire and seek what will save us from immanent destruction!
Wisdom is proudly spoken as what will keep us from regret in life:

Proverbs 4:6-8
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;

love her, and she will watch over you.

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.

Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Cherish her, and she will exalt you;

embrace her, and she will honor you.

Take the time to listen and dig up the roots of the topics we are complacent about.
There is wisdom to be gained in every situation, if we but seek its glorious face.


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