Theory Folly Paper

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Evan Brown Girton/ Wertheimer Theory of Knowledge/ English AA 28 September 2009 The Bliss of Ignorance An old American proverb from 1855 once said: “Learn wisdom from observing the follies of others.” This holds truth especially in my life. I am the youngest of four children and I always witnessed my older siblings’ problems. My mother would share her wisdom with me and give me an insight of what is true about their actions. My mom pointed out that all of them smoked cigarettes and I never saw it as a bad thing until she pointed it out. After that it made sense; my siblings smoked, coughed and smelled horrible because of cigarettes. They were becoming unhealthy and spent a lot of money doing it. They usually made an excuse to either me or my mom to convince us to give them money so that they could buy cigarettes. After watching what the nicotine did to them, I swore to myself that I wouldn’t smoke cigarettes. I understood their folly and there was no way I would have the same problem, especially since I witnessed the harsh effects. Through my experiences I have grown to realize that people learn wisdom from observing the follies of others. Its not only the follies that make us unhealthy but the choices or follies that make us feel unhappy or make us unsuccessful. Follies can be observed from things
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ENG 111 taught by Professor Patterson during the Fall '07 term at Miami University.

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