Thursday, October 25, 2007


Knowledge can produce equally powerful ways to destroy life, intentionally and unintentionally. It can produce hate and seek destruction. Knowledge does not by itself bring any answer to the ancient Greek question “What is a Good Life?” It does not produce good sense, courage, generosity and tolerance. And most crucially, it does not produce the farsightedness that will allow us to live together – and grow together – on this world without causing war, chaos and catastrophe. For that we need wisdom.

ZAKARIA, Fareed – The Earth's Learning Curve. In «Issues 2006», Nova Iorque: Newsweek, 2005, p. 8

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