What could be harder than to get one’s mind
Around the global problems that our race
Has wrought by being selfishly inclined—
Reckless, arrogant, devoid of grace?
For all the urgings of philosophy
And exhortations by the pulpiteers,
We clearly generate more misery
Inciting now Apocalyptic fears—
But also the reverse: a noble dream:
A Global Wisdom Culture we create
By changing hearts and minds that then redeem
Us from our lunacy and change our fate.
That culture can be consciously designed
We must believe—by sapience refined.