Daily Proverb

Proverbs 10

13 Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding, but those lacking sense will be beaten with a rod.

 


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  • Sadly I think of the blogger sentenced to many year’s prison plus 1000 lashes. Maybe we should rephrase this to read “… and those lacking sense beat them with a rod.”

    • intelligentes candida diva

      The difference being, this proverb is Christian bible based sadly the instruction for the blogger to recieve a 1000 lashings is Islamic Quran based.

      • friardo

        Both the Bible and the Quran are insanely harsh on occasions, but in the West the law is generally not Christian. Islam=Sharia.

        • intelligentes candida diva

          Im not sure what your point is in the second part of your reply?

          • friardo

            In Islamic countries the law and the state are (inseparable) parts of Islam. The law part is called Sharia and is ordained by their god as is the state and their religion. That some Islamic countries such as Pakistan have partially separated the state an some aspects of law is progress, but painfully slow progress. Thus in the west the legal barbarism of the Bible has been excised by the separation of law, state and religion.

          • intelligentes candida diva

            Gotcha now thanks for clarifying :-)

        • intelligentes candida diva

          Language used e.g. “beaten” is harsh if on the recieving end.

  • intelligentes candida diva

    The first part of the proverb is accurate as accurate gets.

    If you have been around a wise person you just know it.

    Both my parents were wise but in very different ways. My father intellectually, he loved to read, debate issues, was courageous to put his views forwards open to counter opinion, to learn from others and was an avid listener. My mother was the salt of the earth, another avid listener who knew love so well being in her presence she would comfort and bring joy without an effort and she had known pain and loss of the greatest type.
    My parents had wisdom, were examples of wisdom and shared their wisdom because they were both open to listening and thus understood!

    • Cadwallader

      ICD: As I grow older I find that wisdom seems to be valued less and less. Maybe it is my age but I continue to find I am alienated from popular culture, technology and what passes for social mores these days. It is not as though I eschew modernity, I just can’t bring myself to respect it.
      One of the compelling conclusions I have made about this blog is that Cam, SB and many commentators appear to value established wisdom as much as they embrace modernity. Keep it coming!
      A year or so ago I read a piece written by Sean Connery which, (for yet a further reason) records while he’ll always be the greatest James Bond. Sean wrote of his distaste for the age of the “selfie” wherein young women pose then pose again, in the belief that due to their having “tits and lip-gloss” they have become “stars akin to the next Bond-girl.” They do not perceive the need to possess talent, thought or tenacity. Do we now live in a world so adept at self-love that we are blind to the threats to it? I suggest we do!

      • intelligentes candida diva

        It is this ” self love” that is killing interest in others & it is promoted by industry so many teenies do not know different.

        Wisdom is a well earned attribute.

        I think there are young people who have good parents grandparents and teachers in life and goodness continues but it is not the force field of my parents era bringing me up I see the loss in my parenting having been a single parent ..thank god for my parents being there for me & my kids

        The concern I see is the lack of accountability, integrity and empathy that this “self love” brings particularly with the under 25 having babies there is no common sense..e.g. at the beach the other day tiny baby no sun hat but mum had her shades on…

        I like coming to WO because I like straight talkers, call a spade a spade..a saying I like
        “Where is your backbone child stand for something or you will fall for anything”

        • Cadwallader

          Yes and yes again! I find in the age-bracket 19-26 (as a generality) that there is an extreme reluctance to “own a problem.” By that I mean the young want to be the beneficiaries of the freedoms life offers without carrying its burdens.
          As far as popular culture is concerned HL Mencken warned us all never to underestimate the tastes of American culture and I believe the same warning ought be heeded here.

          • intelligentes candida diva

            I think you have summed it up with
            “…. the young want to be the beneficiaries of the freedoms life offers without carrying its burdens….” . I like that. I was a bit like that but my parents were there giving direction when I was a youthful wild thing and I was not bombarded with the likes of the past few days terror incidents. These events are so common now it must be destabilising on the psyche of young people.

            Getting back to selfies Im not a fan. Ive taken the odd one when out hiking or walking on my own.

      • friardo

        It is the fate of those who grow old before dying, that they see the young run wild, stupidity exampled all round, and ignorance praised. In former years when the old were young they were part of that milieu, which doesn’t seem that way at the time, the wildness was fun, the stupidity a bit of a laugh and the ignorant were ignored. 5000 years ago the Egyptian elderly complained of these things. It was ever so.

        • Cadwallader

          Of course. With the passing of the years comes first the power to observe, then second the desire to make sense of it all. At the moment it is difficult to make sense of the world. In 1989, with the fall of the Soviet Bloc and the end to the Cold War, I thought that my then infant sons were growing into a peaceful straightforward world where sanity would prevail. I am miles from those thoughts now.

          • friardo

            Don’t despair, even Connery’s “young girls with lip gloss and tits” will grow up, laugh at themselves as they were, use their talents and achieve something, or not. It really doesn’t matter. In NZ we live lives of peace and privilege compared most other places. Even the whining left have decent chardonnay to tipple as they sit in the evening sun at their baches planning how the rest of us should live our lives. They don’t matter either. Just keep on being friendly and helpful whether it matters or not.

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