No contemporary society wants people to be wise. It is against the interests of all societies.
Because if people are wise, they cannot be exploited. If they are wise, they cannot be subjugated. They cannot be forced into a mechanical life. To live like robots. They will rise up. They will rise up for their individuality. They will have constant rebellion around them. They will want to live in freedom.
Freedom comes with wisdom, and no society wants free people. Because the moment people start using their wisdom, they become dangerous. Dangerous to the establishment. Dangerous to the people who are in power. Dangerous to the wealthy. Dangerous against all kinds of oppression, exploitation and suppression. Dangerous for churches, dangerous for states, dangerous for nations.
In fact, the wise man is fire, flame and light. He can never serve them, he can never be enslaved.