Today, as well as being the 5th anniversary of WritingRedux, is also Shakespeare’s birthday, one of the three reasons we launched on 23 April. So what greater homage than to share a quotation? As you know, I have a lifelong admiration for fools and there is no fool wiser than Lear’s.
Here he gives advice that could by usefully followed by most of us. I also like his willingness to take back his advice if you happen to find a better source of wisdom.
Which of course you know you won’t, at least if you’ve read your Erasmus.
Let go thy hold when a great wheel runs down a hill, lest it break thy neck with following it; but the great one that goes upward, let him draw thee after. When a wise man gives thee better counsel, give me mine again. I would have none but knaves follow it, since a fool gives it.
Source: Shakespeare, King Lear, 2:4
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