I am in the book of Proverbs for my personal Bible reading for several days and I can’t help thinking about lots of current events as I read the book. Yesterday I shared some thoughts on wisdom, and I thought I might share a few verses and thoughts on being a fool. A fool doesn’t seem to realize that a good reputation takes years of faithful, consistent living to build, but only a few minutes to destroy. A fool greatly overestimates the value or influence of his words and actions when there is no character or honorable reputation to back them up. A fool has no depth of character to control his words and actions so he merely reacts to events. A fool forms opinions and values quickly and with little thought, but is convinced that they are always right.