32 My child, you can learn if you want to. You can be clever if you are determined to be. 33 If you are willing to listen, you will learn and become wise. 34 Go where the old people are; find someone who is wise, and stay with him. 35 Be ready to listen when religious people speak, and don’t miss anything that shows insight. 36 If you find someone with understanding, get up early to call on him; wear out his doorstep with your visits.
37 Devote all your time to studying the Lord’s commands and thinking about them. He will give you the insight and wisdom you are looking for.
Sirach 6:32 – 37