Hmm…So only fools rush in, eh?
It’s an old expression. Only fools rush in. But rush in where? Or does it matter? Yeah, I think about old expressions. And I often wonder how they originated. This one is odd, when you think about it because, on the surface, it could sound like a put-down to some brave heroes…like soldiers, cops, and firemen. After all, they rush in where others don’t. They’re the so-called “first responders”. They rush in to dangerous places filled with bullets and blazes. Does that make them fools?
No…when someone came up with that expression…only fools rush in…they were talking about people who dive into things without consideration and contemplation and counsel. Your mom used to tell you, “Look both ways before you cross the street.” And that’s good advice when it comes to other parts of your life. Give yourself the best chance for survival. For success. Consider the consequences of bad choices. I speak from experience.
My bad choices have made me a fool more times than I care to share with you. But, each day is an opportunity for a renewing of your mind. Each day you can get out of bed and face the world as though it’s brand new. And don’t let only fools rush in to it. You jump in too. Feet first, or headlong. Either way, don’t go in fear. Go with the power God gave you.
Don’t be like this guy…
The Foolish Side of Me
It’s hard to write a song when you’re really not enthused.
The words seem so jumbled up.
The melody seems so often used.
I’ve got to go on trying to hear and write the perfect song.
I know sometimes I’ll stay up and end up
Writing nothing all night long.
So say it!
Tell me it’s not worth it.
Tell me only fools try such things.
I don’t know
But if I am, it doesn’t always show.
It’s hard to write a song, when you really don’t know how.
The time seems to slip away, and you’re forced to face it now.
I’ve got to go on trying
And maybe I can write a pretty song.
And if I am a fool,
Maybe there are fools who’ll sing along.
© 1978 Tony Funderburk
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