26 August 2013

Monday morning recipe: How not to be beaten by stupid


There are so many things to love about Mark Twain. One of them was, his ability to take in what he saw of human nature, and then distill his advice regarding it into interesting, thought provoking quips. If I were to dissect (which I'm about to do here) what Mark Twain meant by this quote besides the obvious, I would say that he is making a comment about wisdom. An extremely underrated virtue, in my estimation. Wisdom is the difference between knowing what is worth arguing about, pursuing, or where to go. If we ask for nothing else this Monday, we should ask for wisdom. Then & only then, will we not be beaten by the unwise.

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