Things we must know as early as possible
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25. We must navigate through the maze. We cannot trust anyone but our parents to have our best interests at heart. We need some help, and this is where Proverbs comes in. This is common sense. This is practical wisdom. We know this is right because we agree with the logic of it. It is structured, and highlights the “must know” information at each stage of growing, so we can be the person we want to be.
How do we respond when they ask us to join them in getting rich at the expense of everyone else? What is the focus that will keep us safe? How do we identify those who want to use us and take advantage of our power and virtue? What do we say when they pressure us to meet their demands? How do we respond to authority? How do we deal with our teachers? Why learn and strive? What are we doing here anyway? Who are these people, and what do they expect?
The most important question is; why do what they say? What difference does it make anyway? How do I know what is best for me?
Proverbs are wise sayings that answer these issues. They explain the problems, and give the answers. Understand them and we will not fail. They are presented in such a way we will be riveted to the next phase of the process. Proverbs build from the simple to the most complex issues we can imagine. Every problem we face is covered. Most of these are to do with others, and how to get on without conflict. We want to win, and we need to know how to do it. Experience is greatly overrated. It would be nice to know what to do before we make a fatal error?