Words such as dope, idiot and nincompoop are synonymous with fool. However, the actual term used by King Solomon in Proverbs relates to modern culture. The original text contains the word moron which describes someone who is more than a fool.
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion, Proverbs 18:2.
If you spend time following social media, twitter is full individuals who express their opinion regardless of how outlandish it might be. Before the days of blogging, Facebook and tweeting, parents taught children to think before you speak. Unfortunately, some where along the way this practical life principle has been lost or discarded.
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered, Proverbs 28:26.
Foolishness could be chalked up to immaturity, some sort of phase in life or rebellion. Everyone can look back on a foolish act from their past to say,”I can’t believe I did that.” Yet the key to purging foolish behavior from your life begins with your mind. Stubbornness stunts one’s ability to change. Therefore, until you make a conscious effort walk in wisdom individuals will continue to be more than a fool.
by Jay Mankus