“Learning is a matter of attitude, not necessarily aptitude.”
(15) The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Notice the parallelism in the verse:
Line 1: The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and
Line 2: the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Notice that the “prudent” are the same as the “wise” in the verse. Notice also, that getting knowledge results from seeking knowledge. But, the biggest take-away from the verse is what is driving the seeking and getting: the heart.
It is the heart that directs the ear. Therefore, being prudent and wise isn’t about “smarts” per se, but about how well they listen.