Ecclesiastes 10:2

(Double tip-o-the-hat to The Ginger)

Stacy McCain and I are on the same wave-length today. He quotes David Dunning, Cornell pysch professor, as to why people are Democrats,

“When people are incompetent in the strategies they adopt to achieve success and satisfaction, they suffer a dual burden: Not only do they reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it. Instead . . . they are left with the erroneous impression they are doing just fine.”

Good explaination. But you only have to open the Good Book to the scripture noted in the title above for the original answer,

“The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”


  1. June 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

    […] Joseph.UPDATE: Cassy Fiano links and Bob Owens chronicles the incendiary consequences.UPDATE II: Obi’s Sister informs us that the Book of Ecclesiastes had already explained this phenomenon. In e-mailing me the link, […]

  2. June 21, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Great article. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I hated it when Rumsfeld was taking flak for noticing that “what we don’t know we don’t know” is a problem.

  3. Lance Burri said,

    June 22, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    It only says that in one version – NIV, I think. I used to write “Ecclesiastes 10:2” under my email signature when I was emailing a particular Lefty (who has a sense of humor) at my church.

  4. Obi's Sister said,

    June 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Yes, NIV – that’s correct. The King James Version (or as an old SS teacher used to say, the “Real Word of God”) goes –

    “A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left.”

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