“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.” – Proverbs 12:1
I remember when I’m playing as drummer in our band, I used to ask my mates to criticize me or say something when I done wrong as part of my growth in the band. I understand as founder and financier of our group, they will no revoke me for anything I do. I know that they are worrying if they say something that I might don’t like.
Actually it brought disadvantage to me as it limit me to learning something and to grow. This is why I’m always saying that I learn much from my mistake than my right because I know that I did something that I never made before.
Solomon known to be the wisest person who live in Earth said on Proverbs 12:1 that those who seek knowledge must also find reproof.
Now for the word discipline, because accepting reproofing shows patience. Sometimes we don’t like the idea of other people disagreeing with us because of our pride. It is like accepting that there are still things we don’t know. And as an ego-centered person it is a shame to their image.
But actually it works opposite to wise people. I remember in the book of Jostein Gaarder when he said that “Wisest is she who knows she does not know.” It is actually based from Socrates when he said that all he is not wise, what he knows is that he doesn’t know. Because if you already knew everything there is no room for you to know something new.
It is also mentioned in 48 Laws of Power that you should play dumber so you can have an advantage. Although the book oppose most of Christian philosophy it agrees on acquiring knowledge from people or usually criticism.