Website owner: James Miller
A wise man knows that "a stitch in time saves nine" and that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". And because he knows this he anticipates possible troubles, problems and bad situations before they arise and acts to prevent them. He sees dangers and avoids them. He lives his life in such a way as to minimize problems. Knowing how it is often so much easier to avoid a problem in the first place than it is to solve it after you get it, he is always applying the ounce of prevention. In a world filled with dangers he steps with caution. And because of this he has far fewer problems than do most people. The wise man knows the foolishness of laziness and the importance of hard work, self-discipline and perseverance in life and he is a hard worker. He knows the importance of frugality and saving money and he saves his money. He is no waster. The wise man knows the value of good health and takes matters of health seriously. For here again, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. He watches his diet and keeps his weight in check. He takes care of his health. The wise man knows the value of good habits and he is a man of good habits. The wise man knows the value of education in life and he applies himself to getting a good one. The wise man knows the value of integrity and he is a man of integrity. The wise man knows a lot of things. And he doesn't just know them. The knowledge shapes and directs his life. His knowledge tells him what he ought to do and he does it. What is the man who doesn't know wisdom or doesn't live by it? He is a fool. As we look around ourselves we see the consequences of foolishness everywhere. People in bondage to all kinds of destructive bad habits --- drinking, smoking, gambling, overeating, using drugs. People who are slaves to laziness or other defects of character. Unwed mothers raising their illegitimate children. We see everywhere people filled with problems. We see a nation that is filled with problems. What is the cause of these problems? Foolishness. Adults who don't know the way --- adults devoid of sense or wisdom. Children lacking in guidance. Teen-agers lacking in sense. The many social problems afflicting our nation. What is their cause? Cultural foolishness. Foolish ideas, foolish dogmas, foolish ideologies, foolish leaders. Eggheaded ideas pushed by eggheaded people. Lack of sense --- foolishness --- at the highest levels, lowest levels and all the levels in between. Dec 2002 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
On Self-sufficient Country Living, Homesteading
Principles for Living Life
America has lost her way
The really big sins
Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
Cause of Character Traits --- According to Aristotle
These things go together
We are what we eat --- living under the discipline of a diet
Avoiding problems and trouble in life
Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
What is true Christianity?
Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
On responding to wrongs
Real Christian Faith
The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
My views on Christianity in America
The most important thing in life is understanding
Sizing up people
We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
The Prime Mover that decides "What We Are"
Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?