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Meaning of the Words "Wise Fool"

March 31, 2016 4 Comments

We asked you to tell us what the words "Wise Fool" mean to you, and you did not disappoint!

Check out our 11 favorite answers below (we couldn't choose just 10), and leave your own answer by clicking here if you haven't already. Our favorite answer from the month of April will win a free item of choice from our upcoming Summer 2016 Collection, set to drop in May.

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Q: What do the words "Wise Fool" mean to you?

A: Wise fool: someone who appears a fool to mainstream society as they live life outside the norm; finding wisdom through their own means" - Nellie

A: "To me, wise fool means getting back on your snowboard after falling hundreds of times, because the rush is worth the fall. A wise fool is someone adventurous and willing to take a risk for the experience gained!!" - Ellen Dalgarno

A: Wise Fool to me is to stay wise, while you do something foolish. If you do something foolish once a day, I guarantee you will end up being wiser. Wise Fool!" - Rasmus Breum

A: I think wise fool means, there was a man who was considered a fool for a longtime then after sometime he started to get many experiences that others wouldn’t necessarily get on the daily basis and started to become wiser and people noticed this so they started to say he was a wise fool." - Jakob

A: "Wise Fool. When I think of this I think of someone who has been and is being renewed from living and thinking in their old ways to living and thinking in new and prosperous ways. We are all born into becoming fools, but some of us choose to chase wisdom." - Joshua Akans

A: "The Wise Fool. A freelancer who isn’t bound by conventional ways. No Boxes.Someone who seeks adventure. They're not afraid of the risks, and they understand the danger. They learn from the wise, those who have gone before and they pass on the sport, the passion, the rush, wisely not as a fool. So go out and get Wise! Fool." - Brian Van Till

A: "Being a Wise Fool is a combination of the best of both worlds. It is one who, while striving to be the best at their craft, also knows how to have fun and hang loose. It’s someone who can have a good time and break boundaries, but also make sure they do so responsibly." - Jon Wyatt

A: The “wise fool” is smart enough to know that we only get this one life and not to waste it…grab every opportunity and live each day like it’s your last. He/she never takes anything for granted. The “wisest fool” never says ‘I can’t’ and strives to achieve his/her grandest dreams even the ones everyone says are unattainable! He/She believes anything is possible!" - Cheryl Shubert

A: "To be able to express yourself wisely or not and be true to yourself. To be daring, but cautious. To be strong willed, and unique minded. To be able to let the love in your heart drive every part of your being. To follow your dreams and live life with no reservations or limitations." - Danielle

A: "Although it may seem that the term, “WiseFool,” is hypocritical paradox to others, but I believe WiseFool is a quintessential word to apply to ourselves, especially us HB Californians and millennials. The reason why our society should apply WiseFool to ourselves is because the word will mention us to be conscious in the events of rash and rather “foolish” decisions. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, always used to say, “stay hungry, stay foolish.” I couldn’t be more joyous and delighted for a company based from my home of HB to establish the motto, WiseFool." -Andrew Lu

A: A wise fool is he or she who chooses to live this life to the fullest, enjoying the good, and also wising up from the bad. Not every one person is a wise fool but every one person can become wise, fool." - Preston Lyman

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4 Responses

Rhonda Martin
Rhonda Martin

April 02, 2016

A Wise Fool is someone who has a great memory and knows a lot on many subject but doesn’t have a lick of sense!

Daryl Willis
Daryl Willis

April 01, 2016

A Wise Fool ; Someone Wise enough to act the Fool to avoid being taken advantage of.

Jeena Bittenbender
Jeena Bittenbender

April 01, 2016

Steve Erwin is the best example of a Wide Fool that I’ve ever seen. He was passionate about animal conservation and education. He was reminded on a daily basis that his beloved wildlife would be the death of him. He never let that slow him down. RIP Steve. A Wide Fool is passionate about things in spite of the danger…

Brettington Jameson Wentworth III
Brettington Jameson Wentworth III

April 01, 2016

The wise fool, or the wisdom of the fool is a theme that is an oxymoron in which the fool may have an attribute of wisdom. With probable beginnings early in the civilizing process, the concept developed during the Middle Ages when there was a rise of “civilizing” factors (such as the advent of certain practices of manners in Western Europe) and achieved its most pronounced state in the Renaissance. The wisdom of the fool occupies a place in opposition to that of learned knowledge.

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