Whatever wisdom is, it’s what we need
To lead us past the selfishness and greed
Long chronicled in human history,
The cause of universal misery.
Whatever wisdom is—the opposite
Of folly and a brain that’s dimly lit—
Enlightenment and insight that reveals
What egocentric ignorance conceals—
Such wisdom is the aim of history’s quest,
The end toward which the Cosmos has progressed,
The guide of cosmic evolution’s course,
The plan devised by some mysterious Source.
Our task is then to fully realize,
To comprehend and implement what’s wise.