“The difference between a man of true wisdom and a fool is only in the degree to which he is open to others” – Confucius.
I’m not exactly sure what that means, but it does sound like a wise man is one who has an open mind, and a fool is one who is closed to outside influences. We’ve all experienced this, so I’m not sure it’s a hard-and-fast rule.
A man of true wisdom is one who has an open mind, and one who is able to see the world as an interconnected whole. A fool is one who has closed mind, and one who is unable to see the world in its entirety.
One of the most common things I hear from people who are in a bit of a funk is that no matter what they do to turn things around, they can’t seem to make a dent in their problem. This is usually because they simply don’t recognize that their problem is actually one of their own making. A man who is open to new ideas and new knowledge is one who sees his problems as opportunities to change them.
A man who has this “downward spiral” mentality is also one who has lost his moral compass. The problem here is that this mentality can cause people to make terrible decisions, so it’s important to keep it in check. I do this by keeping three rules in my head: First, to keep myself from being influenced by anyone else. Second, to keep others from influencing me in any way. And third, to keep my own moral compass in check.
I think it’s important to have this downward spiral mentality. Because when you do, it’s hard to see things clearly, you might be in a bad mood, or you might be overly sensitive.
I think that we tend to have a tendency to be swayed by others’ opinions rather than our own. It’s important to keep in mind that we’re not always right and that our views might not be always the most correct. Also, when you have a tendency to be influenced by others, it can really make it difficult to know whether you’re doing the right thing.
It may be easy to feel that this is a bad habit when you first start, but it’s really worse than that. Because when you make decisions that you don’t fully understand, it means that you have no idea what’s best for yourself. And if you start making decisions that you’re not fully aware of, then you’re much more likely to get stuck, because you might be making decisions that you don’t completely agree with.