The smartest thing that I have ever done is to admit that I am not smart.\
There are so many objection to this because numerous men and women in the world taught that they are smart. Are you smart enough to admit you're not truly smart.
I am as dumb as they come, but I have a great and wise advisor, and He has many wise men who have guided me.
thanks aguasilver. You've just created a point to ponder. I hope you are saying that Jesus is your advisor.
I visit the Philippines quite often, you have a brave task in front of you.
I come into Manila normally, but I see you are near Clarke, so if I am returning from Clarke any time, I will look your church up.
My interpretation of smart is:
The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know!
The smarter you are, the more you realize how ignorant you are...does that make sense to you?
Hi! Mmargie 1966. you have wrote a fantastic interpretation of what smart really means! As you have said, the more you learn, the more you realize you do not know. In application, as I study the Bible deeper, the more I realize how magnanimous God is and I can't really fathom His wonders nor the slightest of His wisdom.
To truly think that you are a fool is to actually become foolish.
But to know that you are wise but willing to play the part of the fool is actually the way wisdom grows and perpetuate itself.....
I believe this is what you meant to say in the beginning.
Hi! Kess. Thanks for dropping by. humbly accepting our foolishness before God could be great...but not enough (without faith and surrender to Him).
I know nothing. Everything I 'know' was imparted to me by God. You know nothing. Everything you know was imparted to you by God.
And you consider this wisdom?
People are not taught that they are smart. Where in the world did you come up with this particular thought? It certainly didn't come from Wisdom, that's for sure.
I am smart enough to dispel falsified wisdom. On a side note- "smart" is more about Intelligence. If you claim you're not smart? Then you lack the intelligence to discern true wisdom.
The best path for understanding is to know that knowledge is key. How you turn that knowledge into actions is what shows whether or not your perception is accurate, which then provides you the opportunity to possess Wisdom.
Yes, it's common knowledge that a lot of people fail to realize that Wisdom is one of the key ingredients to stave off "stupidity" and when people are lead by false Wisdom, it is clear to everyone but themselves.
Since, I don't consider myself wise my ego is in check and my perception is accurate, due to the fact that other people realize the Wisdom in my words and constantly tell me. So, I have Wisdom which is recognized by others, leaving me no rhyme or reason to think I am wise, but leaves with the understanding that I am. It's not something I think. It's something understood.
Btw- No G/god required to achieve Wisdom.
Cagsil, Thanks for that comment. I welcome that but It does not mean that I agree with you. no matter how God denies the fact that God is the only one who can make one wise, nothing have changed the eternal reality of His Character.
This is how man may gain wisdom, true wisdom:
Pro 1:1-7 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; (2) To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; (3) To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; (4) To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. (5) A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: (6) To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. (7) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Irrationality and nothing more.
And, you use scripture to support your position which shows you're not Wise in any manner.
Look at the scripture. does it consider human knowledge as something to lean on? No. nothing in man is smart enough to let him understand his life now and the hereafter.
You're too funny.
The only thing you have is knowledge(learning and/or experiences). There's nothing else, and to speak as though man cannot figure out Life is completely ridiculous, absurd, irrational and completely foolish.
I know, I've written more than hub on the topic which to any person who is honest with themselves would agree. The only reason I know that they would agree is because most of the people who have left comments on my hubs on the topic I do write about have expressed so.
Confusion about Understanding Life- covered.
Humanity Habitat and what it truly means- covered.
Chosen Ignorance- covered
So, your words, including scripture is absurd.
I've written hubs too, and read others. More often than not, the ones who leave comments are the ones who agree. There are plenty of people who are honest with themselves and don't agree.
How do you see knowledge and wisdom? That's one title and the information within cannot be disputed. Only a dishonest person would disagree with it.
As human beings we all want to believe that we are smart, even if we don't believe ourselves equal to Einstein. And in America, we want to tell everybody that they are just as smart and just as capable as anybody else. It's an easy trap to fall into, thinking that you are literally just as good at everything as anybody else. The fact is that most people are smart, but not everybody can join Mensa (I know I can't!)
Or, to paraphrase Clint Eastwood, "A person's got to know their limitations."
I'm not smart, so I have a God in my back pocket as an equalizer.
Just how much more absurdly egotistical can you get?
Oh, I know...what if I say: I'm not strong, but I have an Ironman suit in my closet for an equalizer.
This is not reality. This is psychotic.
This is silliness.
This is the Adamic Inception at work.
Do you realize you are greater than Adam, who was given ALL wisdom & understanding of heaven-earth, that he would live in this stasis forever? Do you realize the Inception was reversed, once more giving every human access to that understanding, without reserve?!
Why not accept who you truly are instead of continuously enabling your ego/mind/reason to dictate who your really are?
Years ago a friend told people aren't smart enough to lie. They forget the lies they told and get caught. Not lying is wise.
Oops that is part of the ten commandments so it must be foolish/
I think you are smart when you are able to know your own strengths and weaknesses. While we may not be smart in one aspect, we are so in other areas!
Hi Christy! You have a mindset of a modern day leader. In military defense and offense, yes you need to be wise enough to see your weakness and reconsider your strengths.
But I say that every thing we know are all foolishness if Jesus is outside our lives. thanks Cristy for joining this forum. Nice to hear from you again.
Gotta love that - a bunch of religionists congratulating each other on not using their minds to think.
LOLOLOL At how proud and self righteous you all are.
Well done. *clap* *clap* *clap*
Y'all are right about one thing though.
If you think religion or religious thought will make you wise . . .
If you think you NEED to be wise . . .
If you think that by logging onto the HP forums and reading threads about wisdom here will MAKE you WISE . . .
you may be deluded.
but I can't be sure about that.
Mega, Thanks for joining in! Religion can't make us wise ma'am but right relationship with God through Christ is the entrance to proper thinking.
I was once in delusion but now that Christ found me, He imparted me the right understanding of I am and who is God Almighty.
WHich takes us back to the only thing you got right.
I won't oppose your opinion for who am I to do that? I know that you have expertise as you shown by your profile but let me say it with all honesty and without any cast of insult that what ever this world called wisdom is foolishness before the Lord.
Yeah - I got that you think you are really clever and are just lying about not being smart to appear humble.
And of course - you know what the Lord Thinks and can speak for Him.
John 15: 5 says "...for without Me (Jesus) you can do nothing. I can only speak on the things that the Lord have revealed in His Word. You see nothing in me but in the Lord.
That is the Lord?
I would have though He could have presented something a little more substantial than this scared little man with no understanding of science or self awareness.
Thanks - you have certainly convinced me that the Lord is a scared little man in dire need of attention and no personal power. What a horrible little person He is.
And He made the Universe?
As the hair falls from a man's head so his days on earth is fast fading away. and when the man who mocks the Lord, who trusts his puny understanding finds himself in hell, then he would wished to have believed, but it's too late...there is no chance to repent.
Mr. Mark Knowles, I would assume you would not be scared by hell or death but reality of both is brighter than your insanity. But you have the chance while you have that borrowed breath. look on to God and repent, He's waiting.
Hi Jesshubpages, best ignore the trolls, they feed on controversy and spew inane remarks just to get a response, control spirits desire attention, deny them and they will fade away.
In the Holy Spirit, all things are revealed and nothing remains hidden.
Thanks Druid Dude for joining in. just an addition to your statement...I say that nothing remains hidden pertaining to Godliness but to understand the deepest secrets that belongs alone to God is not necessary.
Deu 29:29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Please, save us Mark, and you too Cagsil. We need you both to set us straight. Oh LIFE is SO confusing. My brain can't think logically...and we all need you guys to SAVE us from OUR ridiculous thoughts. Oh, how did we even survive without your enlightenment? BE OUR MESSIAHS!!!
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