(Proverbs 17:12 KJV) Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Do people become fools as they go though life? Have fools always been fools or have they been degraded by training and example? Have I changed that much? I often feel like a “fool” (3684). My wife would agree with that. Have I always been a fool or is it something that came upon me during marriage?
Do people avoid me for this reason? Ouch. The bad news is that we are too often foolish. The good news is that we can grow out of it, it just doesn’t happen too often.
So? Listen to yourself. Do some kind of a self check. If you find your fool quotient is rising it is time to seriously study the word and apply what you read.