You don’t have to look far for advice these days. Matter of fact, you don’t have to look at all. It’s everywhere… especially on social media. But you can’t believe everything you read. Not all advice is wise. It’s prudent to be… well… prudent.
Prudent is not a common word anymore. It doesn’t just roll off the tongue. It means to be careful and have good judgment.
Some will tell you to “speak your mind… don’t hold anything back!” But those with more wisdom will say “speak the truth in love.” And if you’re like me, your parents probably told you more than once to “Hold your tongue!”
Rotary International has more than a million members in 150 countries. For over half a century, these clubs have been guided by four questions:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Rotarians call this “The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do.” It’s also a good measure of what we read and hear.
Today’s Peace of Wisdom can be found in being prudent in your search for wisdom.