"You simpletons, understand cleverness; you fools, understand with the heart. Listen, for
my words merit serious attention." Proverbs 8:5-6
The simpletons and fools to whom Solomon referred repeatedly in the book of Proverbs
were not people born without intellect. Rather, they were those who had the capacity for wisdom but chose to behave
People, who have a limited amount of money, yet squander it on unnecessary incidentals and leave themselves without
the means to buy food and clothing, are not necessarily feeble-minded. They place the pleasures of the moment above the more
important things in life. These people allow themselves to be dominated by their desires rather than using their judgment.
They do not lack the ability to make proper judgment, but choose not to use it.
Solomon was speaking to all of us. How often have we regretted doing something, yet we fail to learn from the experience
and end up repeating the regrettable behavior?