“No society wants you to become wise: it is against the investment of all societies.
If people are wise they cannot be exploited. If they are intelligent they cannot be subjugated, they cannot be forced into a mechanical life, to live like robots.
They will assert themselves – they will assert their individuality. They will have the fragrance of rebellion around them.
In fact, a wise man is afire, alive, aflame. He would like rather to die than to be enslaved. ”