How many times have we been told by others, and ourselves, that we'd never be able to do, have, or be something?
Similarly, the thought of intentionally cultivating wisdom is not even considered by most us. Instead, we stumble through life, learning what’s foolish / self-defeating / antisocial / horrible, by trying it out. If by chance we should come across the deep meaning of "wisdom", most of us doubt that we ourselves could possibly cultivate it. Deep down, many of us lack the self-confidence, discipline and drive to achieve meaningful goals.
Henry Ford was spot on when he said, "Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right!" Watch this video