On wisdom

by Kevin T McEneaney

In a world where data oversupply

is paramount, is it possible

wisdom may become more arcane, harder

to achieve in an algorithmic world?

Will algorithms bury tradition

as a relic of irrelevancy?

Will devices and data seduce us

to ignore the wisdom of Spinoza,

Montaigne, and other fountains of wisdom?

Aldous Huxley prophesied the danger….

Will quantity diminish quality

amid the burgeoning population?

Wealth has never insured that wisdom reigns….

Might we hope for justified true belief?

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden, Longing, and other books