7 Stay away from a fool,
for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
but the folly of fools is deception
The wise man progresses through life in a thoughtful and intentional manner. Fools speak before they think and say whatever comes to their minds. Fools are not deliberately deceptive. Rather, the un-intentional words and actions of a fool are impetuous and haphazard. Unfortunately, fools frequently have an audience. Social Media serves as an amplification device for the foolish.
As wise men, we are saddled with the responsibility to deliberate on what we read and on what we are told. It is not our roles to correct or argue with the Fools...Rather, we need to spread the light and the truth. A friend of mine calls us to "spread the good news of our organizations in our communities." Wise men will construct a message that will enlighten and inspire others.
Solomon starts Chapter 14 with commentary regarding Wisdom vs. Foolishness. Those who exhibit Wisdom receive God's favor. The Wise are blessed with the Opportunity to receive and the wherewithal to maximize additional Wisdom from the Lord. The Foolish who reject the instruction of the Lord establish a downward trajectory. This path leads to and opens the door to additional foolishness and fallacy.
Several times, we have established that Wisdom = Wealth.
"The Rich get Richer and the Poor get Poorer"
"The Wise become more Wise and the Foolish become more Foolish."
With Effort and Discipline...Both roads may be reversed. The Foolish who deserve change can amend habits and reallocate focus to that of Wisdom.
This goes both ways: The Wise who fail to nurture and tend to Wisdom can quickly fall amongst the sluggards and the undisciplined to follow the path of the Fool.