Blessed is the man who is wise enough to be willing to be teachable and to learn from that which he is taught by precept and experience. Only a fool could believe that he himself knows it all. Instead of appearing to be wise, such a man is clearly seen to be a fool.
Blessed is the man who acknowledges the value of others and learns to treat each person with dignity and respect – just as he himself would want to be treated. Only a fool could endeavor to isolate himself from the help of others. His empire will crumble under the weight of his own self-righteousness, egotism, and pride.
Blessed is the man who is wise enough to stand for what he believes and to know that he is right without lording “victory” over his adversary. Only a fool becomes crass and overbearing in making his stand, reaping disharmony and contention, and destroying whatever potential his position might have offered.