I've just been reading that short article on "The True Fool". Was it a reference to something? The whole thing doesn't really make sense to me. Surely a fool is defined by foolishness. Those negative aspects that "lead not to a Fool but foolishness", by definition do lead to a Fool. Or is there another meaning to the word fool, other than someone who is foolish, or a fruit puree? Was it actually an acronym? [lol] But seriously though, surely if one figures out he or she is a fool, then this knowledge at least goes some way to making them wise. This is somewhat paradoxical in that the realisation that one is a fool, may the the one thing that stops them being such. Similarly - Any despondancy would sure be due to the realisation that you are indeed a fool. Again somewhat paradoxically, the despondancy is once again brought about by a wisdom of sorts, not a negative aspect in any way. What are the positive connotations of the word fool? Did I miss the point? Am I being a fool? I Pity The Fool The Fool who demostrates the wisdom is no longer a fool.