I could hear them arguing from two rooms away. It wasn’t a loud argument, no one was angry, and the debate was civil – but it was stupid. One of my friends, a girl was arguing with another friend, a guy, over what types of food are the healthiest to consume. Neither of them are experts on nutrition or healthy eating, but both of them had read a few books on the topic. In other words, it was two relatively uneducated people, arguing over something that neither of them really understood.

As the debate ebbed and flowed over 30 minutes or so, I was reminded of how opinionated we humans are. We all love to share our thoughts and ideas about different topics regardless of our level of knowledge or expertise. At least I know that I do. I am known for stirring up an argument even though I have nothing to really add to the discussion.

This morning I found out that I’m a fool.

I read Proverbs 20 and stumbled over a verse that says, “wise people stay away from strife, but a fool is quick to quarrel. [paraphrase]” Now “quarrel” is a strong word to describe the small civil debates that I engage in with my friends, but the principle still applies. Fools love to argue. Fools love to “stir-the-pot.” Fools look for opportunities to disagree with someone.

This led me to the conclusion that I am often a fool.

Why do you think it’s so easy to argue with each other? Comment below and continue the discussion…


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