When Steve Jobs told students at Stanford University to “stay hungry, stay foolish” I’m pretty sure he did not mean being foolish foolish - the “fool and his money are soon parted” kind.
“Good” foolish is knowing what to ignore, who to ignore, and when to do so.
Being foolish is being able to actively leverage our strengths while smiling compassionately at our weaknesses.
It is knowing when to throw caution to the wind. And when to hunker down in the cellar to wait for the storm to pass.
It is the perfect merging of child-like curiosity and openness, with adult wisdom forged from pain and hardship.
Good foolish is the Fool of the tarot deck. He is “the spirit in search of experience. He represents the mystical cleverness bereft of reason within us, the childlike ability to tune into the inner workings of the world.” -- Wikipedia
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