The universe is prone to wisdom. Unfortunately the wise among us do not breed for various reasons. History is punctuated with small moments when the wise ruled, but for one reason or the other they stopped breeding. The barbarians spent what the wise made, and the world sank back into darkness, to awake again in another millenia, using another group of people.
I hope this time, we create an eternal vanguard of wisdom in this universe, so that when the we go to sleep this time, there is a perpetual guardian awake in the darkness, preparing the world for our return.