1. DIFFERENCE IN SIMILARITY 6: The Wise And The Foolish Have Friends.
A. The Wise man makes friends with wise people. The wise man moves with people that would add positive impact to his life, he ensures that he moves with people that would always be there to pick him up when he is down, correct him when he is going towards the wrong direction, encourage him when he is getting depressed and appreciate him when he is progressing. He moves with people that would support his dream and runs away from dream killers. He has no time to spend with friends that spend most of their time gossiping and gisting about others.
B. The Foolish man makes friends with foolish people. The foolish man has no plan for his life so he mixes with people that have no plan for their lives. He moves with people that do not have the ability to pick him up when he is down, encourage him when he is getting depressed and correct him when he is wrong because they don’t even have bearing for their own lives. Fools go about with their friends talking and listening to gossips, paying close attention to slanders and planting seeds of quarrel.
2. DIFFERENCE IN SIMILARITY 7: The Wise And The Foolish Fail, Pass Through Disappointments Face Trials And Tribulation.
A. A Wise man never quits when he fails. In the words ‘’DON’T QUIT’’, he sees (DO)nt qu(IT). When he faces trials and tribulations, he goes down on his knees and thank God because he knows that he would overcome the trials. He takes his time to learn from each of his situation because he understands that every problem conquered brings meaningful lessons that would result to positive answers that would move him from the position where he is now to the next level. He remains positive throughout these situations.
B. A Foolish man quits at the slightest of challenges. In the words ‘’DON’T QUIT’’, he sees (DO)nt (QUIT). He gets discouraged at every slight failure and he instantly sees no reason to continue. He is a master at giving excuses, a PhD holder in explaining why he failed and why he can never make it because he failed once. He is never positive, so he never comes out a champion. He blames the environment for his predicament; he blames the government for not ensuring to do this and that, he blames the wise and the rich for not coming to his aid to help him. He is not willing to learn from his problem and he is neither willing to take full responsibility of his life.
3. DIFFERENCE IN SIMILARITY 8: The Wise And The Foolish Know Where To Get Good Books.
A. A Wise man is gracious in wisdom and he is held in high esteem by kings and queens because he is filled with wisdom and blessed with knowledge. He understands that books are the experience of others that are written by the wise to teach other wise man the mistakes and the trials they faced, and how they overcame them to get to the level where they are presently so that the wise people that read the book can become wiser. A wise man understands that there are so many steps to success that are hidden in books so they seek for them. He spends much money on getting good books, no wonder he is always inspired to reach for greatness. He spends much time in reading good books, no wonder he is swimming in the pool of wisdom. He spends much time practising what he has read, no wonder he is a successful man.
B. The foolish man does not see any sense in reading (motivational, inspirational, educational, religious, leadership and self-development) books. He considers spending much money on getting good books as a waste of resource and spending much time on reading as a waste of that time. He prefers to spend his money on materialistic things that would add little or no value to his life than to use his money to get good books because he would never read them. He gets really angry and insulted when you give him a book as a present. He would always say ‘’ THOSE BOOKS YOU READ ARE STUPID STORIES AND ABSTRACT PHILOSOPHIES THAT ARE FORMULATED BY SOMEONE LIKE YOU’’, little wonder why a fool is always poor and stupid
4. DIFFERENCE IN SIMILARITY 9: The Wise And The Foolish Have Experience.
A. A Wise man sees his experience as part of the process he needs to pass through in order to get the useful skills needed to attain success. He cherishes his experience and he makes sure that he learns from every bit of them. This is how a wise man thinks; he swallows the pain so he can get the gain.
B. A foolish man sees all his experience as the worst parts of his life. He hates it and runs away from it. He doesn’t understand that experience comes from problems solved, challenges conquered, risk taken, trials overcome, tribulations defeated. He is never willing to swallow any pain so he never gets any gain.
5. DIFFERENCE IN SIMILARITY 10: The Wise And The Foolish Have Attitudes.
A. A Wise man possesses an attitude that is appealing to all. His attitude draws him to fame and fortune. He is confident and not aggressive, he is humble and diligent, and he is honest and straight forward. He does not underrate anybody; he is peaceful in his dealings and positive in all his approach in life.
B. A Foolish man possesses an attitude that is disgusting to all. He is aggressive and overconfident, rude and proud, disrespectful and dishonest. He over does everything and he feels too big to be corrected. He is good in looking down on people, he looks for trouble and he negative in all his approach in life.
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