the speed of a river changes we are pulled into one of two directions and it is here where our destiny is most evident, yet still unseen. From here, “a prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the fool keeps going and suffers for it,”. In one direction go the wise who are honest and kind, and in the other go the fools, who are deceptive and self-absorbed.
Another of the subtle currents that carry us is the current of ambition, and Proverbs has much to say about it. Opportunity comes to everyone, it says, though not in the same degree and the wise are those who seize that opportunity. Fools wait for the perfect opportunity and, ignoring all others, complain that no opportunity has come. But how does one seize opportunity without becoming over-ambitious?