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News Item 188. Mishlei 15-32 (Soul at Risk)

new proverb has been posted to the Mishlei section.

This proverb first speaks of the incorrigible person who resists the lessons of life that are implied by harsh discipline. The consequence of such a negative attitude include the risk of his very own soul. 
Such an individual is contrasted with the responsive person who can take a hint and who reacts positively to the light touch of gentle admonition. By listening attentively and internalizing what is suggested to him the responsive individual is readily able to recognize his failings. He works on the development of his character, referred to as his heart, so that he is able to discipline himself and experience spiritual growth.