NOT THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN THE DRAWER
Are you one of those folks who think that "you are all that and a bag of chips!" Of course, you don’t have to answer that question. We often deny who we really are anyway.
We can see straight through other people with X-Ray vision though. "I ain’t mad at ya!" That's your issue, not mine. But before we move on, allow me to share aged old illuminating admonition. Stay humble! Keep your feet on solid ground! What goes up may come down! Don’t let what you have change who you are! Don’t elevate your level of importance or put your arrogant head in the clouds, and look down on others. What you see on the outside is not always what lies within! Stop underestimating folks and relegating them to be stupid because they don't speak with the most elegant words or behave with pristine etiquette!
If you equate what they lack to stupidity, you may be greatly mistaken. You know exactly who I'm talking about. It's the folks that the elite pompously relegate to the corner of ignorance for not being able to intelligently function to their level of acceptance. They have given them catchy descriptions, one liners in fact. Here is a modest list: * Dumb as a bag of nails and a box of rocks. * The light’s on but no one’s home. * A few cards short of a deck. * A few fries short of a Happy Meal. * The elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top floor, ... and of course - * Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Don't be fooled! They may not be the cream of the crop, but their common sense may put them light years ahead or equal to the academic greats with their street savvy. Much their eyes have seen! Common sense is their strong suit. You probably know some of these folks. I proudly know many. So be careful! They let the name calling roll off their backs. The streets have toughen them up and granted them immunity. “Sticks and stones may break their bones, but names will never hurt them!”
Therefore, don’t disregard what they know! Don’t underestimate their intelligence.
When it comes to mother wit, they wrote the book ... and can run circles around the best! Watch it! They may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but their blade still cuts! Photo credit: www.shapedbyfaith.com