Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence,
"Stupid is as stupid does..." So goes the Proverbial wisdom of Forrest Gump. We have been warned by psychologists not to call people stupid, lest we damage their egos, but Solomon shows no such restrain. For him "stupid" = "foolish", a choosing of one's own ill-informed paths instead of God's wise path. Another evidence of foolishness is a lack of mercy - even when it comes to animals - a disregard for the value of life, which reveals a deeper disregard for the Giver of life. Laziness, lust and lying round out the description of stupidity here in this chapter. It seems to be a package deal, though any individual may have some characteristics which are more prominent. Whoever. May it not be you.