Ultracrepidarianism

π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘π‘–π‘‘ π‘œπ‘“ 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 π‘œπ‘π‘–π‘›π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘  π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘Žπ‘‘π‘£π‘–π‘π‘’ π‘œπ‘› π‘šπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘œπ‘’π‘‘π‘ π‘–π‘‘π‘’ π‘œπ‘“ π‘œπ‘›π‘’’𝑠 π‘˜π‘›π‘œπ‘€π‘™π‘’π‘‘π‘”π‘’ π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘π‘’π‘‘π‘’π‘›π‘π‘’.

Such a beautiful word for such an ugly habit, huh?

π‘ˆπ‘™π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘–π‘‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘Žπ‘›π‘  are rarely polite people. They are the know-it-all type. Jumping into conversations they have no business getting into. They are presumptuous and get on your nerves. They are the type of friend who tell your story before you can tell it. They go β€œπ‘π‘’π‘¦π‘œπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ β„Žπ‘œπ‘’β€!

The Bible has a simpler word for such people – fools! Proverbs 18:2 says: β€œπ΄ π‘“π‘œπ‘œπ‘™ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘˜π‘’π‘  π‘›π‘œ π‘π‘™π‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ 𝑖𝑛 π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘”, 𝑏𝑒𝑑 π‘œπ‘›π‘™π‘¦ 𝑖𝑛 𝑒π‘₯π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘ π‘–π‘›π‘” β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘œπ‘π‘–π‘›π‘–π‘œπ‘›.”

In this era of social media, there are more ultracrepidarians than I care to count. Fools who comment on every post with hasty, ill-considered words, without the social cues that are borne of wisdom.

Fools who emphasize what is shocking and outrageous over what is true and good and pure. You know them, don’t you?

I hope to remain wise on these streets. Proverbs 14:7 advises: β€œπΏπ‘’π‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘’π‘›π‘π‘’ π‘œπ‘“ π‘Ž π‘“π‘œπ‘œπ‘™, π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ π‘‘π‘œ π‘›π‘œπ‘‘ π‘šπ‘’π‘’π‘‘ π‘€π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘  π‘œπ‘“ π‘˜π‘›π‘œπ‘€π‘™π‘’π‘‘π‘”π‘’.”

The word was π‘Όπ’π’•π’“π’‚π’„π’“π’†π’‘π’Šπ’…π’‚π’“π’Šπ’‚π’π’Šπ’”π’Ž. No idea how I ended up with these wise sayings. But there you have it – from now on you can call me The Anti-ultracrepidarian!

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