On Being Clever vs. Being Wise

“Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.”
-Albert Einstein

Our clever minds thrive on technology. From taming fire to taming the atom.

With each step along the way, a commensurate advance in wisdom is required to justly apply the increased power that is made available for our use.

Somewhere along the way, and certainly by the time a mushroom cloud rose over Hiroshima, our cleverness far outstripped our wisdom to use it.

 

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