Can you separate wisdom from the muchness of words that comes from a talkative? When the critic, whose opinion of you is inaccurate, draws inferences from weaknesses you exhibit, what will your response be?
The delicate mix of virtue and vileness sometimes wear the most resilient out. While one carefully sieves through the muchness of expressions for truth that is dependable, it is inevitable to come across variety of falsehood, carefully layered to favour those who live by it. People are not often homogeneous in their response to life; it seems it is convenient to be wicked and righteous at will, the ultimate objective being to maximize value.
So, it is wise to carefully pay attention to whatever finds its way into your consciousness and make swift choices on what part is useful and what part is to be discarded. Same persons can bring erroreous and accurate judgment, even in the same breath. These days, the challenge of anyone in search of truth is that it comes sandwiched in errors that look like truth.
How will anyone make the choice towards uprightness and good judgment without knowledge? When knowledge increases, as it is now, and every argument is sensible and valid, the best bet would be to have solid foundation in truth, upon which every matter is built.
If you do not understand the truth you know, you will soon lose it to sound arguments from derailed hearts.
Do not be proud, learn wisdom, even from a fool. Do not be hasty to refuse good counsel because it came from a flawed vessel; instead, mirror the counsel against the standard of God and choose appropriately. If God pleases, your teacher may be caring or cruel, your counsellors may be free or flawed, your company may be kind or mindless of you; focus of what or who matters, leave the flaws to the flawed.
May GOD grant you sharp discernment in the scheme of things and the courage to accept corrections from those who need corrections as well.