“A Global Wisdom Culture” sounds absurd
Since Folly seems humanity’s by-word,
And while we’ve dubbed ourselves the sapient,
And doubly so, that trait’s not evident.
Although we’ve grown more powerful and shrewd,
It’s wit not wisdom with which we’re endued;
Then all our wits we labor to expend
On aims inclined to hasten this world’s end.
Yet if we could grow truly wise, we would
Learn to behave as sapient beings should,
Which means by comprehending what a treasure
Our planet is and taking every measure
To cultivate it for posterity,
For flourishing through all eternity.