Even when the fool walks along the road,
his sense is lacking
and he demonstrates to everyone
that he is a fool
Fools demonstrate their foolishness even in the most mundane and common things of life where we are tempted to think, “No one can mess that up.”
Oh, yes they can.
I am reminded of the non-biblical proverb about speech (that I wish I had heeded many times): It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Sometimes, it would be better just to stay home, and shut up.
Wisdom is a pattern of life that must be cultivated in all areas of life. Wisdom is not just for the big decisions. It is needed even when “walking along the road.”