Today I've spent a lot of time musing about whether there really is a difference between being a fool and being stupid. I tend to think that there is a distinction, as it's possible to make foolish choices, to behave foolishly, while knowing better. So, if I'm right about this, then I'm a fool, but at least I have the comfort of knowing that I'm not stupid. Except, if one isn't stupid, then one knows exactly how foolish one is, which is no comfort at all.
And then, if there really is no difference, then not only am I a fool but I'm an excuse-making, justification-seeking fool. And that, well, would make me a supremely stupid fool.
I'd say more, but I don't feel like it. Suffice it to say that I've been listening to this song an awful lot, which probably isn't exactly a pathway to not having the dark thoughts about my innate foolishness.
5 years ago