What is does it take to change you, words or a rod?

Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, But a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding. (Proverbs 10:13-13).

Another way to word this Proverb: Sometimes words are not enough.

So that you know, I am not saying we need to beat people with a rods.

Over the course of my adult life I have seen how people respond when told their behavior or actions are wrong. The wise listen and adjust their behavior. The ones devoid of understanding, they lose everything they own. Or they drive all their family away from them. In some cases they have continued to the point they ended up serving a jail sentence. Some of those get release, continue their bad behavior and wind up in prison. It is the rod of lose, or the rod of prison that corrects their behavior.

I find this sad. I hope all that read this are wise.