Be Wise, it’s possible that I’ve been foolish!…Streams of consciousness Saturday.

‘Be wise,’ this caution repeats in my head so many times in a day, sometimes as early as when I rise up in the morning, that I am beginning to question myself to find out where my foolishness lies and why the caution keeps popping into my head.

How I wish the repetitive caution ‘be wise,’ jangled hard with cymbals and SoCS badge 2015vuvuzela when I am about to help myself to a second slice of pie or cheesecake.

I have no problem with being wise after all, that’s what aging is meant to bring, even though I am beginning to question some older people’s sense of reasoning these days.

Some of them seem to have sold their sense for two cents that common sense is becoming less common in the quarters where you expect to see it.

Be wary of slick-tongued politicians. They make promises that they can’t keep. All their bluster is simply empty air. I guess a nation can’t live without leaders to direct their affairs, but the current state of affairs of my dear country Nigeria makes me wonder what those old men garbed as politicians are doing in there?

They are selling the nation short and robbing it blind. Could they just be honest for once in their lives?

I guess not. It’s simply not in their best interest to be pillars of honesty, otherwise, they can’t become thieves.

Besides Nigerian economic and political woes, these days, I have become more cautious with listening to news that simply raises my angst.

I have basically whittled it down to the barest minimum. I barely bother to listen to CNN anymore because all I get to hear is American political brouhaha and we have till November to suffer through such news, not that they used to show better things in the first place :/

Anyway, before I become dour and boring, let me heed to my inner voice of be wise and save myself some foolishness.

This weekend, I am going to be absolutely and decadently lazy. I am going to be doing some ‘me introspective time’ and generally chilling with my brood.

Life is certainly beautiful and as Linda’s prompt suggests, I am just going to ‘be’ing and not doing.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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37 thoughts on “Be Wise, it’s possible that I’ve been foolish!…Streams of consciousness Saturday.

  1. Honey, all the wisdom old folks have to offer is based on woulda, coulda, shoulda from the school of hard knocks. God is the only one who offers true wisdom. Spending time with your kids and talking to God is a very wise decision indeed. God bless.

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  2. I used to listen to Nigeria Info, a radio FM in Lagos. They are a talk station and oh my! They raise my anger and I call the radio station saying this, saying that. It has been the same since 5 years ago. I’m no more listening much to the whole issue, just makes me either sad or angry.

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  3. I listen to NPR for world, BBC and Michigan news, and WWJ for local and CBS news The radio leaves the eyes free, so one can read and write. There is usually only time for music on the weekends, when NPR gets weak. Garrison Kiellor is the best! I just quoted him editing my psychology chapter, on the fundamental causes, saying that the current explanations are like his, “Not enough catsup!” Read Plato’s Phaedo! But the world is so important, it is worthy of continuous study. Then the philosopher will see these politicians 10,000 times more clearly, and in the mean time, Lear says to Cordelia,…”We two will sing like birds in a cage…and laugh at guilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues talk of court news who’s out and whose in, and take upon us the mystery of things…(Lear, V,iii,, 8-19).

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  4. Lovely post, Jacqueline, with some very wise words! I think we’re wise when we go within and listen to what our hearts are really telling us.

    Btw I loved this – ‘How I wish the repetitive caution ‘be wise,’ jangled hard with cymbals and vuvuzela when I am about to help myself to a second slice of pie or cheesecake’ 🙂

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