So it’s no surprise that “mockers resent correction” – they don’t appreciate (literally “not love”) any kind of rebuke (“correction”) from others. Neither are they interested in any offer of good advice, so they also “avoid the wise.”
While I don’t consider myself a mocker, I do understand not liking or wanting to listen to any kind of correction or rebuke. I don’t appreciate others pointing out my shortcomings!
But the good news is that, while my initial response is frequently not so good, I do come around and can receive the insights they offer.
I’ve also chosen to hang out with lots of wise people and my life has benefited greatly from their good words!