Q: Is your wisdom helping you wield your cutting edge?
Are knives good or bad?
"Well," you may think, "that depends on who's using them." Indeed. A scalpel in the hand of a skilled surgeon is a wonder to behold. However, in the hands of a fool it is a colossal danger.
We can think of the scalpel as representing intelligence. Made of our education, our skills, and even our talent, intelligence is a great competency to have. But, intelligence without wisdom can be dangerous. Your success is certainly due, in part, to your intelligence. But, we must seek to increase our wisdom as well. Knowing how to wield our intelligence makes it a truly useful tool, not a destructive one.