TOWARD A GLOBAL WISDOM CULTURE
for Paul H. Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson
Let’s say that we aspire to grow wise:
Then this is what we most must realize
In thought and action to attain that state:
Not just transcending selfishness and hate,
Since wisdom works to serve the common good
By teaching what we may and what we should;
Whereas those serving but themselves are fools
For violating the foremost of rules:
Do unto others as you’d have them do
What, tables turned, would serve both them and you.
That wisdom we most need to cultivate
For us to grow into our full estate
As “Homo sapiens sapiens,” as we’ve proclaimed,
Won’t happen till our foolishness is tamed.