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    A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend.

    Everyone will have some friends and a few enemies.

    In our friend some will be very intelligent, some are average and some may be below average. Generally it is human tendency to look at friends when we want some advice. If the advice given by them is not wise enough we may land in deeper problems. When we have a wise enemy we may be watching him. If we see how he manages in case of such problems we will try to implement the same and we will be successful.
    In our professional life also we will have some friends
    and enemies. We always like to win over our enemies.
    In this pursuit we will be observing them and always
    try to sharpen our axe and be alert. So we will improve
    our knowledge and it will help us in our career growth.
    Instead If our friends treat us as better than them
    and they always say that you are doing good and
    we also think that we are very good and get lost in the process.

    So people always say, A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend
  • #600595
    Yes, what you are saying in your statement is very correct. It is better to follow the wise one even if that one is the enemy. It is not at all good to follow the foolish friendships. But you know what, every body cannot do that. To do that they need the brains. They needs to have the knowledge of the wise and the stupid. How many can tell the difference - tell me. Peoples runs only after fame and praise. They do not look at the bigger picture. The persons need to have the open mind with no prejudice only then can we follow clever enemy.
    "A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino

  • #600601
    A wise enemy is really useful in the sense that we will always be ready to be on our guards and we will have to match our capabilities with the enemy all the time. It is a question of do or die.

    In fact wise enemy will keep us alert and cautious. We will always try to overtake him before he is successful in defeating us.

    We will have a benchmark for our activities if a wise enemy is there.

    On the other hand having foolish friends itself is a sign of doom. Nothing more unfortunate can happen in ones life then having foolish friends.

    That is why it is essential that one should be able to identify the friends out of a lot. Their will be many to offer friendship but few of them will be of value.

    If we can not have good friends we will also be falling in their category as it is rightly said that a man is known by the company he keeps.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #600603
    Some times we side line the people as enemy and we behave close with those whom we brand as the friends. All friends are not good and some times they behave strangely and differently. Whereas a known enemy behave well as he knows our character and tries to behave in that line. That is why this old proverb as assumed significance even today in every ones life. By the way it all depends on us as to whom we should make friends and whom to discard. Those who are with us even in the trying times are the real friend and those who visit us during ailments can be rated as best friend for ever.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #600606
    Most of the words of wisdom still work well for our practical life. The proverbs and adages are actually the epitome of wisdom ,cream that came out of churning from experience of our ancestors and elders. They are ready made wisdom tablets for our use. They have a high preventive use.

  • #600900
    Philosophically and poetically, yes. Practically, absolutely wrong. A wise enemy would only devise a thousand better plans to crush you. And the fact that you admit him to be wise says you are not as nearly as wise as him. So you are in an utter disadvantage.
    "Loneliness is the worst kind of pain. Being in a wrong company is still better than being alone".
    Even a foolish friend will do to kill the pain of loneliness. Not having a friend will emotionally break you down and given that your enemy's wiser than you, you are destined to be defeated. But atleast in the company of a foolish friend, you have a shoulder to lean upon if nothing else.
    So, even a foolish friend is better than a wise enemy.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #600916
    It does sound very poetic but if you think about it, it does not apply a bit to real life. A wise enemy will always try to harm you. He will find different ways by which he can make you miserable.
    There is nothing better than a friend who completely understands you and is always there for you, no matter he is foolish or extremely intellectual. You don't choose your friends based on their intelligence level. They should be there to support you during any crisis. If you have such friends, no enemy , no matter how wise can bring you down to your knees because your friends will always be there to pick you back up.

    Don't sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff.

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