(see also An intelligent man, a righteous man)
A man quickly learns that he has needs.
A wise man sets to work to fulfill his needs.
A foolish man wishes not to work.
A wise man seeks to find ways to improve the efficiency of his work.
A foolish man seeks to find ways to avoid work.
A wise man quickly learns he is better at some things than others.
A foolish man quickly learns he is good at avoiding responsibility.
A wise man finds that when he focuses on things that he is better at doing, he can produce more than he needs.
A foolish man fails to realize that he never has what he needs when all he is good at is avoiding the work necessary to get them.
A wise man discovers that other wise men may be better at things that he is not.
A fool resents people that are better at things than he.
A wise man seeks to trade with other wise men, exchanging the excess of his labors for the excess of others’ labors to fill his needs. This he finds is a more efficient way to work then is filling all his needs with only his own labors.
A fool seeks to demand from others things he has not worked for in exchange for things he does not have or at the expense of others he has not compensated.
A wise man tries to improve the quality of the things he produces to increase the value he can exchange them for with other men to get the additional things he needs.
A fool tries to call together other fools to increase their numbers so they may better demand things they have not earned.
A wise man puts forth effort to improve his work, the products of his work and the nature of his trades to better fulfill his needs and then some.
The fools put forth all their effort to justify their demand to live off the efforts of the wise.
A wise man calls himself a laissez faire free-market capitalist.
A fool votes for democrats.