Monday, April 02, 2012

Why "know it alls" are really dumb

People who think they know it all drive me crazy. I rarely hang around with people like that because they just tend to frustrate me.  But that's not why they're dumb. 

Today we took Savanna to Juniper Springs in the Ocala National Forest. Larry took this picture while we were there.

We spent time walking on the trail that leads from Juniper Spring to Fern Hammock Spring. I saw "boiling springs" for the first time, standing over the bridge looking into the clear water.  I've never seen water this clear, even in the Carribbean.  It was pretty amazing. Looking down into the water it looked as if it was boiling at the bottom. This was fascinating to me and I just stood there and watched.  I learned that "boiling springs" is from water turbulence on the top surface of a body of water, indicating the force of a high discharge from a spring vent below.

I love learning new things.

I've heard it said, "when you're through learning, you're through." So in other words when you think you know it all, you're really all washed up. Finished. Done.

Proverbs 27:7 is one of my favorite verses in scripture:
"He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet." 

If you are so full of yourself that you think you know it all and don't need to listen or learn, you won't learn. When you are so full of yourself, you are not hungry anymore for anything else. This means you are closed off -- resistant, to what anyone else can speak into your life and impart to you.

What a dumb way to live.

I'm definitely not through. I take delight in listening, observing, and learning something new every single day.

How about you?

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