Wisdom

I cringe when someone calls me wise,
For wisdom in our Google age
Is dime a dozen – heads or tails.

You stake it all and win it all,
You’ll find a wise guy saying, “See?
Success is slave to those who risk.”

You stake it all and lose it all,
You’ll find a wise guy saying, “See?
It’s fools who roulette with their lives.”

You follow everyone and win,
You’ll find them all agreeing, “See?
The wisdom of the mass is safe.”

You follow everyone and lose,
You’ll find them all agreeing, “See?
You’re stuck in herd mentality.”

You follow no one and you win,
You’ll find them all agreeing, “See?
A visionary blazed a trail.”

You follow no one and you lose,
You’ll find them all agreeing, “See?
The pack survives, the lone wolf dies.”

No matter what the input is,
No matter what the outcome is,
No matter what you’re looking for,
You’ll find a line that sounds so wise.

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