We seem to have the ability to shut off our hearing from time to time. Seeking some counsel indicates that we are unsure, don't know or need help. For a man it is especially hard to admit to these "flaws." Yet a wise person will spend time with those who can give wise counsel.
Proverbs 8:33 Proverbs 8:33Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
American King James Version×advises us to hear instruction and not to disdain it. Those who refuse to hear will learn the hard lessons of experience. Children are expected to listen because adults have experience and can make the path a little smoother. If we retain the attitude of a child, we can avoid some pain. We can even be wise.