The Goal of Learning

“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”

—Martin Luther King Jr.

Knowledge without restraint is destructive.

Power without ethics is despotism awaiting.

Wealth without empathy is extractive and abusive.

Charisma without appreciation is manipulative.

Comprehension needs caring to be complete.

The sharpened mind without the disciplined soul is dangerous, but when restrained by virtue is a keen tool for creation and kindness to the world.