What next in evolution might emerge
On planet Earth will doubtless be our doing,
And maybe even now we’re on the verge
Of what is worthiest for our pursuing.
What would that be but further to enhance
That sapience for which we’re doubly named,
Amounting to our noblest advance
Beyond the follies for which we’ve been blamed.
Wisdom indeed is our implicit goal,
What every human should be striving for;
Without attaining that we can’t be whole,
Yet finally achieving it, we’ll soar,
The highest state we hope to realize
Is mastering the art of being wise.