The toddler quickly finds trouble at grandma’s house. So, Grandma lovingly tries to remove the dangers.
Eventually, with loving guidance from parents and mentors we learn the difference – avoid things that cause pain.
Toddlers learn to avoid sharp edges and navigate the least painful path.
As adults, it’s harder to distinguish the difference between the path that leads to joy or misery. Ironically, often the choice of immediate pleasure is the wrong way.
We must learn the way of Wisdom. This is beyond parenting and mentorship.
Wisdom comes from within
Beyond health and beauty I loved her, And I chose to have her rather than the light, because her radiance never ceases.
Yet all good things together came to me with her,and countless riches at her hands;
I rejoiced in them all, because Wisdom is their leader,though I had not known that she is their mother.
We make mistakes. Even the most pious Saints and the greatest Kings, like Solomon, make mistakes. Through humility and seeking Wisdom-mistakes can lead you to the path of Joy.
Love Wisdom and the right path will be set before you.