I have come to the opinion, that I don't have any opinions, until they are forced upon me. Maybe I am a lazy thinker, and only form opinions in frustrations. I am more of an observer, always in that happy place of neutrality.
Recently I have noticed the difference between wisdom and advise. Advise is given so often and generously when it is never asked for. I think that's why it's widely ignored. And yet when we go to someone to draw on their opinion, we are honoring their wisdom.
But here is the kicker! Because of some folks constant stream of advise, aka KNOW IT ALLS, we know that beneath all that blather, there is wisdom. So when we need to draw from the well......we know it's a deep one.
So in a way we are doomed, when we do seek wisdom from such a source. We feed their ego's and make them positive, that no one can do anything without their input. A real catch 22! But sort of funny when you think on it.......wisdom and advise.....ocean and the sky........so close, yet so different.........
By the way........I rarely ask for advise!
Advice And Wisdom, Ocean Sky
Where the ocean and the sky
Meet between horizon's eye
Thin as paper on divide
Air to sea the difference wide
As I think on parallel
Of those who have so much to tell
Opinions given I don't need
Advise or wisdom, starve or feed
Why do people feel compelled
To wave their thoughts, like ocean's swell
Splash opinions over me
I never asked so spare me.....please
And in their wave, they're always right
They know whats best for all in sight
Though no one asked for such advise
They're generous, and so precise!
They drench you in their best intentions
Treat others as an intervention
Insist you do it, in their own way
Just like a storm, you're blown away
Annoying true , as it can be
Despite it all, one thing I see
When indeed I need advise
I'll find it ready, free of price
If and when I choose to ask
I'll know the source by which to task
And with respect, your wisdom seek
Along with honor and technique
So if I come to you in need
Then your wisdom, I will heed
Advise and wisdom, ocean, sky
Thin as paper, on divide
Get the hint?