I would rather invest in a moral man regardless of his abilities than invest in intelligent men regardless of his morality.
We call it humility but it can also be described as endlessness. There are those of us who wish to be done and those of us who wish to journey. And it is only the latter who have any chance.
One can be wise because of life’s lessons. Or one can possess traits of the wise despite lacking those lessons.
The wise recognize the behavior no matter how it was learned: by accident or by trial and error.
It matters not your age it matters only that you possess humility and discipline.