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The wise man thinks ahead, foresees possible problems before they arrive, foresees dangers and risks, and acts to avoid them. He thinks, considers and weighs. The foolish man plunges recklessly, thoughtlessly ahead, follows his impulses and base appetites, encounters problems and traps that he might have avoided with a little thought, and then deals with them as best he can. Example: I drive into a large, strange city and look for a parking place. I am completely unfamiliar with the city, the streets are a complicated maze, and I have no map. I finally find a parking place. I think to myself, "Before I walk away from this place I had better note exactly where this car is parked! If I leave here without noting this location I will have a big problem! I will never find the car!" I note the name of the street and the closest crossing street. Furthermore, knowing that my memory is poor, I am careful to write them down on a slip of paper. I dare not take a chance on trusting my memory! I am careful, cautious, thinking ahead. I foresee a possible danger, a possible predicament, and act to avoid it. Wise action can save a lot of time and trouble in the end. I am wisdom. I am prudence. I think, I consider, I reflect, I weigh, I study, I observe, I learn. I weigh the pros and cons, the positives and negatives, the pluses and minuses. I walk cautiously, carefully, with thought. I walk with understanding. I walk in tune with God and his ways. PERSONALITY TRAITS Wisdom - forethought, caution, care, heed, thoughtfulness, seriousness - integrity, honesty, conscientiousness, scrupulousness Foolishness - careless, heedless, reckless, thoughtless, negligent, foolhardy - rash, incautious, unwary, overconfident, oversure, brash, hotheaded, impetuous, hasty, improvident. - frivolous, shallow, childish, empty-headed, birdbrained, lighthearted, happy-go-lucky Mar 2008 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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Avoiding problems and trouble in life
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Personal attributes of the true Christian
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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"
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Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
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We are our habits
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