Life with wisdom is not just to be longer, it will also be much fuller, richer and more meaningful. Addressing the wise in this verse, Lady Wisdom says their connection to her really makes a difference (“reward”). If that is not your experience, you need to talk with someone who understands this – because Jesus came to offer us all “life to the full” (Jn 10:10).
Lady Wisdom also addresses the mocker (see :7-9) in this verse – not open or interested in what wisdom offers. There is a well-known quote from the Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text: “There is one thing more than anything else that will defeat us in our recovery: this is an attitude of indifference or intolerance toward spiritual principles.”
This describes the mocker and this truth applies to anyone – chemicals or not. The mocker will have no one to blame, but himself, for what happens as a result of his choices.