Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex. It takes genius to move in the opposite direction. (E. F. Schumacher, 20th century British economist)

In the United States, April 1 is jokingly referred to as “April Fools’ Day,” often involving pranks and jokes played on unsuspecting “victims.” Schumacher takes a more serious view when he suggests that the really foolish person is one who wants to accomplish the grandiose rather than achieve the wise and more beneficial purpose.

The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. (Proverbs 24:7)