'Pierre Potamus listens to the birds and Bruno Beagle listens to the wind as he [flies] his kite. Monkey doesn't listen and he is bored - Monkey becomes all tied up, because he doesn't listen. It is so familiar.
Wisdom is not book learning or worldly knowledge- it is as the Quakers call it "The still silent voice within". It is that voice that speaks to us and says "No don't do that"' (Source: publisher's website).