“To make money they didn’t have and didn’t need, they risked what they did have and did need. And that’s foolish. It is just plain foolish. If you risk something that is important to you for something that is unimportant to you, it just does not make any sense – Warren Buffet
I write this in the light of my experiences as a counselor. Honestly, it is difficult to give advice to people. Even when you show them the truth in black and white, they won’t accept it. Many times I have wondered why people will not just believe the truth. Why would a man/woman stick to an untruth? All the signs are bad, yet like Samson in the Bible, they forge on. Painfully, to such, I have learnt to leave them and pray, hoping for the best.
I have made mistakes myself. I have also done foolish things that I wish I could reverse.
When a man who has been to war before talks about it, one expects the inexperienced soldier to listen and learn. You can’t google for answers to all questions of life. A friend once told me of how he advised a certain fellow and the person rejected his candid counsel. Much later, things went wrong and he went to console the fellow concerning his loss only to be told that he didn’t insist enough on the advice he gave initially. Strange world.
It is futile to talk about wisdom to a man consumed with staring at the mirror instead of the window
All he sees is himself and what he is worshipping
All he knows is that the worthless marbles of his reasoning are more precious than all the gold in Ghana
To a deceived man, forethought is an alien virtue.
Why waste your wisdom on a full-time lost cause
Who believing a lie, is relaxed in the vacuum of deceit
There, he feeds fat on traveller’s tales
Making all waves of truth demonstrated before him an inconvenient intrusion.
He is on the island of vanity
Connected to a paranormal community whose truth he celebrates
Believing that all he knows is all there is to know
Till life shows him the ridiculousness of the untenable.
So allow him to continue to float about in his balloon of illusion
He expects to land in a self-created seventh heaven
Soon reality shall dawn and the hopes of the unwise will volatilize
Then shall he realise that all that glitters as gold may not even make the cut as brass.
To read another prosetry Be on your guard (En garde).
What’s your experience like on advising people like ?
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This Prosetry is not written concerning anyone living or dead. It’s a product of the writer’s imagination and thoughts.
Is na me be this.