Did you do a double take at the title? My daughter Sara bought a goldfish for her aquarium. Over the last few months it has tripled in size and it’s huge! I don’t know why, but it will jump out of the water and hit the lid over the tank. It hits so hard sometimes that we hear it over the TV. And it will do it over and over. Tim and I joke about it giving itself a concussion.
“The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.” Proverbs 12:15 (NIV)
There’s nothing wrong with listening to advice. It doesn’t make you weak or less intelligent. In fact not heeding good advice puts you on the same level as Sara’s goldfish. It didn’t have the mental capacity to fully understand what it was doing. And I would dare the hits to its head didn’t help.