Why is it the poor simpleton who has the wisdom to choose the King alone?

Because the others sit in the royal waiting chambers and are charmed by the gold and silver, the velvet and silk that they find there. Those treasures, those become their requests.

But the poor simpleton has no appreciation for treasures. So all he desires is the King alone.

So too it is with us: There are treasures of the mind, treasures of the soul, treasures of the higher spheres.

But we poor simpletons desire none of these.

We desire only to join with the One who made all things, great and small.

Torat Menachem 5722, Yud Shvat, 10.