Proverbs 10:17 (NKJV) — 17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray.
The way of life. There are only two ways, death and life. The person who lives according to wise instruction is on the way of life, but the person who refuses reproof makes a serious mistake. Even if some reproof is unmerited, it can help a person to learn much about self-control and grace.