Notice how it never says “wisdom is good” or “you should study wisdom” or “wisdom has benefits”. It’s more urgent than that! It says “love her and she will guard you”, “prize her, exalt her, embrace her”. Wisdom is prized above all other things. Conversely we are not to even be near evil. We are not to accept it, be around it, tolerate it, lest we become complacent and fall ourselves. It never says to “be careful”; it says “avoid it, do no go to it; turn away and pass on.” “Do not swerve to the right or to the left” it says.
The worse thing we can do is be complacent by the greatness of wisdom or the power even the slightest evil holds in us. Proverbs 4 tells us that even “the way of the wicked is like deep darkness THEY DO NOT KNOW THEY STUMBLE”. Listen, people may SEEM nice and SEEM ok - but if they aren’t walking upright with the Lord, we are NOT to be aligning ourselves with them. Be a light. Be an example. But never compromise. GET WISDOM!