We are too strong to be so primitive,
For on this course we haven’t long to live:
Our powers to destroy, to decimate
All life on earth—a catastrophic fate—
Must be subdued by wisdom’s higher aim
Implied in Homo sapiens sapiens’ name:
Surely it is the Cosmos’ grand intent
That mankind grow both kind and sapient.
One cannot live more wisely than by love;
Of all our motives, there is none above
The urge to be compassionate and care:
Generous, warm-hearted, moved to share.
Our mission now’s not just to stay alive
But cultivate the wisdom how to thrive.