Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.
A king or a child, rich or poor, which is better. Well it depends on if you are teachable. Will you listen and be instructed or do you know it all? If you do then basically your growth and life are over.
Drop some pride and learn. Be willing to listen to those that might have words of correction no matter how much it hurts.