The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.
I'm going to be honest with you and let you know that I hate being told what to do. I really should have followed the lead of my father and gone into business for myself, because I believe that is the best place for those of us that are ADHD and have difficulty being told what to do. Now don't misunderstand me to say that I don't listen to anyone, because that is not the case. If I know that someone is an expert in their field or has the credentials and track record to back up what they are saying then I will listen to them. I am very open to teachers, philosophers, and great leaders, but I just don't liked to be bossed around. Well this passage would lead me to believe that there are defiantly times that I need to shut-up and allow myself to be instructed. What about you?
The point I think we need to get here is that we should at least be open to being instructed and yes...bossed around a bit. We should welcome other's instruction into our life. It doesn't mean we always have to follow the instructions from others, but we should hear them out. Most of us (me) are quick to "babbling" when being instructed, and Solomon tells us to just listen and welcome other's input.
Thought for the day: Let's all work on giving others a chance to give us instruction. If you are like me, you know that you are a genius, know it all, and should always be the leader, but we should at least give others a chance (insert lol). Seriously, we can learn from others and should at least give them a chance to be heard. Who knows, we may just learn something!