Understanding ignorance is the best part of knowledge.
“Touchstone. You know, there is the tradition of a wise fool, so perhaps it’s not so bad.”
Sabriel, from Sabriel by Garth Nix
The tradition of the wise fool is all around us, at school, at home, at church, in each and every social system on the planet and I can guarantee that if you look closely enough you will find a wise fool.
The class clown for intense, the one with the witty and crazy come backs, do you really think if that person wasn’t smart they would be able to come up with all their jokes? I don’t think so. *smile*
If I look back at these last few years I can now see the smart people, the wise fools in almost all my peers.
This is mostly stifled down by parents, friends, shyness and society’s perception of what ‘cool’ is. Those ‘class clowns’ are very brave in that they mostly don’t care what people think about them and just go for it! Very few people are like that and I am glad that one of my best friends is, I also sometime wish that I could be more like that.
The wise fools of the world will go places and help people. So my advice to you would be, go for it and step out of the box society has put us all in at some time or another. Be yourself, for yourself, be that wise fool and you will also give others the courage to do the same.