Do yourself a favour and learn all you can – then remember what you learn and you will be successful – otherwise you will be tempted to lie and at times there can be no escaping punishment.
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue. [We often see learning as a process of adding ideas and beliefs–but in some ways, it can be more important to get rid of them.] – Antisthenes
God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. ~C.S. Lewis
“When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes and heart ache. When I look in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons, and pride in myself.” – Unknown Author
It is possible to be astute in one part of our life but foolish in another. That doesn’t work so well. True wisdom affects our entire pattern of life: our attitudes, priorities and interests, and all our relationships, from family to business to authority. It is not a matter of knowing a lot of rules or how-to’s. Rather, wisdom is built on a foundation of understanding human nature, including its weaknesses, and it works with basic principles, such as trust, respect, and responsibility. We can learn these principles (such as in Proverbs) and by discerning the reasons for commands and by analyzing bad examples and good examples. At first we may not understand or be inclined to accept some of God’s wisdom, but knowing He is God keeps us from ignoring what puzzles us. Rather, we will study on it and discern why His direction is superior to our own inclinations.