As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from college, joined his father. Then something strange happened.
The son asked, "Dad, aren't you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?"
The father replied, "No, but tell me about it."
The son said, "The international situation is terrible. The domestic is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad time."
The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, and listened to the radio, he ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly. So the next day, the father cut down his order for the meat and buns, took down the sign and was no longer enthusiastic. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his hot dog stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly.
The father said to his son, "Son, you were right. We are in the middle of a recession. I am glad you warned me ahead of time."
Many times we confuse intelligence with good judgment.
A person may have high intelligence but poor judgment.
Choose your advisers carefully and use your judgment.
A person can and will be successful with or without formal education if they have: character, commitment, conviction, courtesy, courage
The tragedy is that there are many walking encyclopedias who are living failures.