Tuesday, October 20, 2009

@*#!* Wife Knows Everything

I keep toying with the idea of writing an occasional blog on the topic, "@*#*! Wife Knows Everything." The title comes from a punch line of a joke that ends with @#!*@ Wife Knows Everything. Once my friend Angie Nolle returns from vacation, I'll ask her to retell the joke; I can't remember it. In the meantime, I think the title is so appropriate because my @#@*! Wife Knows Everything! (she's in on this, too, so no problem)

To give you an example of what I mean, six years ago or so she said why do we still have a land line phone; in a few years, more people will have cell phones than land lines. Well, I think recent news reports verify this claim. #@*! Wife Knows Everything!

We were talking about problems with education in general and public education in particular. A news report mentioned the benefits of home schooling. She said that she thought African-American kids could probably benefit from home schooling. I've never given that much thought, but given the dismal state of public education, maybe it should be considered. @!*# Wife Knows Everything!

Then the other morning as we were getting dressed, another story on the Rush Limbaugh saga airs. "He made that bed so let him lay in it," she says. See what I mean, #!#* Wife Knows Everything!

All of her statements have been natural and off the cuff. So once I told her about the idea of this blog topic, she tried to get all philosophical on me. So this morning she comes up with this: "which is best, wisdom or knowledge?" My retort: How can you have wisdom without knowledge? Then she goes into all the prophetic things our daughter use to say when she was 8 years old. "She didn't have a lot of knowledge, but she sure said some things that showed wisdom." Okay, I said. Maybe my friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter can help on this one.

So what do you think, folks: which is best -- wisdom or knowledge. Let us know.


1 comment:

  1. Alonzo, I think that wisdom and knowledge go hand in hand. You need both to really have it goin on. Some people have knowledge, but don't have a lick of common sense (an educated fool). Now, people like my mother has very little book knowledge or formal or education if you will, but she has more wisdom than anyone I know. Unfortunately without the book knowledge, though, she was never able to achieve success in the business or career world. She retired from the city of St. Louis in 1995 making very little money, and I mean very little money. Now.....we also have to add another factor into this whole wisdom versus knowledge discussion. Take me for instance. I have wisdom AND knowledge, but not a whole lot of drive or hunger to be extremely successful and or affluent, but you know what.....I am happy.....I am content.....I like who am....I know who I am......I feel blessed.....Hey.....that sounds a whole lot like wisdom...hmmmmmmmmmmm.