Proverb for the Day 18:2 — Don’t Confuse Me with the Facts!

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.

One thing many of us struggle with is the need to be heard. Although, technically, that is probably factual, nor is it what this proverb actually says. All that many of us want to do is just talk – just say what we think – whether anyone is listening or not!

This verse is only about fools. What they love to do is tell everyone what they think. Anytime any of the rest of us start doing that, we sound just like them.

Futhermore, fools get no enjoyment from learning new things or gaining new understanding or insights. They have nothing new to offer and, in truth, are just stuck in the past. 

But we don’t have to live that way. We are to live in the present and be able to embrace the promises for the future. It’s time for some of us to face the past, deal with it, let it go…living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time!