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News Item 104. Mishlei 14-08 (Value)

new proverb has been posted to the Mishlei section today (Monday, December 29.) 

This proverb contrasts the attitudes of people toward the kinds of activities that they value. The fool appreciates activities that require a minimal of mental energy. Such activities are described as his inheritance because they came to him naturally, without effort. 
The clever person, on the other hand values meaningful knowledge, especially Torah knowledge. Such knowledge enhances his life as a crown enhances a royal personage. But it is a crown that does not come without effort, an effort that the wise person is happy to expend.