So what is it we should do when we come in contact with a fool? Proverbs teaches, “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him” (Prov 26:4 Darby). Avoiding them is the best thing we can do.
The willingness to learn is the sign of a wise man. It is not their knowledge that makes them wise. It is the fact that they are teachable. That is why they are wise in the first place. They were willing to consider what someone else presented to them as possibly being true and credible.