Proverbs 18:1 (NASV)
1 He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.

This verse from proverbs speaks of a person who pulls away from the wisdom of all others to seek after their own thoughts and desires. Sound wisdom is put aside in favor of gratifying one�s self with their conclusions against what those with sound thoughts and principles reached.

In his book, Thinking For a Change, John Maxwell explains, �If you are successful, it becomes possible for you to leave an inheritance for others. But if you desire to create a legacy, then you need to leave something in others.� An inheritance leaves something for others. A legacy leaves something in others.
Adam, the first father of the human race, must have understood this. We do not know if Adam was a wealthy man who left a valuable estate to his children, but we are told that beginning with his son, Seth, and grandson, Enosh, �men began to call on the name of the LORD� (Genesis 4:26). Adam must have done something right. I believe he did. When his descendents looked back, they remembered how Adam lived, loved and left (Genesis 5:3-5). To pass down a godly legacy we must follow Adam�s example. When our children and future generations look back, they will remember how we lived [John Maxwell, Thinking for a Change (Warner Books, 2002)]

The question to ask yourself are you being real seeking out sound wisdom from God or are you counting upon yourself for answers to life? Adam obviously realized his flaw in counting upon himself when he brought sin into the world. So the advice he gave others was they needed to call upon God for their answers.