Philosophy #104

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”
Plato

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Such profound quote, that continues to float; when it comes to philosophy, the older a quote, the more meaning and honesty.

“Wise men speak because they have something to say,” before we even go on trying to understand this sentence and let our senses sway, let us define what is the meaning of “WISE.” Is being wise, a way of doing or being with our intellect and eyes? Is being wise mean having or prompted by wisdom or discernment? If so, can it become a yearning? Perhaps, being wise or possessor of wisdom simply means understanding and analyzing every single thing around (awareness of it all)? So, is it true, the wiser one becomes, the less one crawls?

Now that we have a little understanding of the word “WISE” (or at least more questions to ask about it) the statement: “Wise men speak because they have something to say,” have somewhat of a clear meaning. People that truly understand their surroundings speak to others about their understanding, their view of the world because light must be shared or it will dissipate………..
In contrast the other half of the quote “…..fools because they have to say something.” Is essentially the opposite?

People that don’t posses understanding, always want to share what is not there.
So the saying goes “out of darkness, light is born” out of ignorance wisdom is born, but only if the possessor of ignorance is willing to exchange the unknown for the known.

In the cycle of wisdom (understanding) must be followed, having something to say will never be the same as having to say something. One becomes an urge, an imprudence and the other becomes a duty. Which do you choose?

Leave your thoughts about this quote, I am intrigued to read how you perceive this quote or how you can dissect it further. Thank you and don’t forget to think, for a thing will be just a thing, until you think beyond that thing.

16 thoughts on “Philosophy #104

  1. What is wise to one may not be wise to another and so we communicate one to each other. With that i ponder what if my words are foolish? And what if I never spoke when needing too? Oh, the dilemmas we exist within.

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