The question has been closed for the following reason "Vague question / Question does not contain enough detail" by Barry Allen 21 Apr '12, 02:34
It is the fool that would consider himself wise. Once we believe we have all the answers there is no more need for learning. We stagnate and become like a vault packed full that can not take in anything new. There is no room because we are wise and need not consider any others opinions or view points but our own. We stopped growing because we have the belief that we have grown!
We stop running because we feel we made it to the end, never mind others are running past us out of our sight. We made it this is as good as it gets there is no more to be learned, we close down actually.
But if we consider ourselves wise to some and a fool to others, we see clearly that yes we may have learned much but as well we have much to learn, the journey continues and we keep running the race.
I may be wise to many I can compare my self with however to others I have much to learn and am still learning. It reminds me of the question of age when asked a Zen master how old he was. His response was something like, "To a grasshopper I am ancient, To a mountain I am a fetus, to a man I am just right."
So for your question, to a child I am a wizard I am so wise, to the Buddha I am a fool, to most humanity I am just right.
answered 20 Apr '12, 13:56
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