Dear Son, here’s a dirty little secret I’ve been quietly teaching you for 11 years: only 3% of the population, in any endeavor, will be fully committed.
The other dirty little secret is that nearly 100% want to be committed, but can not handle the focus and discipline required. They (the 97%) have it in them to be committed, but haven’t found the secret the others (the 3%) maximize.
The effort required to live in our world without wisdom seems disproportionate to the effort required to gain wisdom. The effort to gain wisdom is indeed, significant. Yet the effort to live without wisdom seems so overwhelming that we would never allow it to happen.