He Who Knows

I recently rediscovered an old persian proverb.  It bears repeating, because everyone should stop from time to time to evaluate where they are, where are they are going, and who will be the vehicle to help them get there. 

“He who knows not, and does not know that he knows not, is a fool, shun him.”  “He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him.”  “He who knows, but does not know that he knows, is asleep, awake him.”  “But he who knows, and knows that he knows, and is not arrogant, is wise, follow him.”

If we look closely at these words  we might find ourselves.  Some of us a followers by nature.  Some of us are leaders by nature, but we all have something in common.  We have the responsibility to ourselves to learn, grow and become what we were meant to be.  Being too proud to confess when we are ignorant of certain things, won’t help us to learn it.  Choosing to remain impatient and immature won’t help us learn beyond our ignorance; nor will we learn if we choose to remain in a place where our senses remain dull and unmoved.  The choice is yours, stop being a fool if that is where you are, stop being a child if that is where you are and wake up if you find yourself asleep when you should be awake and then, find one who knows and get going and get growing.


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