“The wise man’s eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness.” Eccl 2:14.
One man deals with how things are. He is a realist. He takes what comes at him. He does not deal with ‘what ifs’ too well. Reality is his dwelling place. The good and the bad are part of his life and both are to be properly addressed and kept in their place. The wise man is sober-minded and is always sober. He does not like his vision to be blurry. He does not like being washed over with a stupor. Darkness is not where he dwells. Light and the light of truth is his friend and is what he values. He is no fool. He may be imperfect, but he knows perfection is not attained in darkness.
“4But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; 5for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; 6so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. 7For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. 8But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. 9For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. 11Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.” 1 Thess. 5:4-11.