“But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” (James 3:14-16)
Many of the things that we call “wisdom” these days are not wisdom.
A selfish person builds their world philosophy around a goal of elevating their own quality of life.
A wise person gives other people’s interests a higher priority than their own.