A Global Folly Culture now prevails
of reckless waste and profligate abuse,
while mankind’s prospect of survival pales
unless our consciousness grows less obtuse.
With each one seeking his own benefit,
ignoring what is best for the common good,
what for the future’s sake is requisite,
we fail to make decisions that we should.
A Global Wisdom Culture, though, would aim
above all at sustainability,
inculcating us devoutly to proclaim
a prosperous future of great constancy.
It thus remains for us to realize
how an adolescent species can grow wise.