They're everywhere: in
government, schools, stores, and in the media. They're on the roads,
at workplaces, in your social circles, even in your family. You deal
with them online, in person and on the phone.
I wonder how one becomes a
fool. Is it in our genes, like having freckles or curly hair? Good
grief, let's hope not. Or is the tendency to act like a fool a
learned behavior? It could be that people develop this trait as a
result of apathy, lack of self-discipline, laziness, or
It's difficult to interact with
fools. They lack common sense and often get worked up about trivial
things while ignoring important problems. They cause stress, make
drama and seem to enjoy the results. Most have little regard for
possessions although they always want more. They avoid responsibility, expect special
treatment, and blame their problems on others.
I guess there have always been
fools; the Bible mentions them frequently. Maybe answers for how to
deal with them can be found there.
the presence of a man who is a fool,
you will not discern words of knowledge there --Proverbs 14:7;
not in the ears of a fool:
he will despise the wisdom of thy words --Proverbs 23:9; KJV
answer the foolish arguments of fools,
you will become as foolish as they are --Proverbs 26:4; NLT
Useful Notion: Life's too short to suffer fools. Sometimes
you can walk away from them, sometimes you can't. However, you can
set boundaries to protect yourself and limit your time around them.You can't fix them, change
them, or make their lives better. They have to do that themselves.
“You will rarely make wise decisions if you surround yourself with fools”