BRUTISH / STUPID
Proverbs 12:1Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge; But he that hateth reproof is brutish. I don’t mind saying that being corrected, for me, is very humbling. This is especially the case if it is done in public, but it’s painful just about every time. Consequently, I try really hard to be correct or to offer my perspective in such a way the hearer knows it comes with a qualifier, such as “I may be mistaken, but I think…” Yet, when I am corrected, as painful as it is, I am made better because, at the very least, I have more accurate information and better-grounded knowledge. It benefits me a lot! On the other hand, the one who hates correction and, also, refuses its overtures is brutish, or stupid (ESV).