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