Are you familiar with the phrase, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”? It’s been around a hell of a long time. It was first written by Alexander Pope, in his poem, “An Essay on Criticism”. Born in London in 1688, Pope was an 18th-century poet best known for both his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer.
More recently (1940), “Fools Rush In” was a popular song, written by Johnny Mercer and recorded by a host of singing sensations including Frank Sinatra.
And now, if I’m guessing correctly, you’re sitting there wondering why I’m asking. And why wouldn’t you? It’s kind of a weird question, coming right out of the blue.
I’m asking, because it’s the first thing that popped into my head when I read the WordPress Daily Prompt yesterday: “When faced with confrontation, do you head for the hills or walk straight in? Was there ever a time you wished you’d had the opposite reaction?”
You know. When you act first and think later.
There you are. Minding your own business. All of a sudden someone says something, or does something you Continue reading