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Confucius Says: Real Knowledge is to Know Your Ignorance

Real knowledge is to know
the extent of one’s ignorance.
Confucius

There seems to be two approaches in life.  You can either spend your life becoming more and more certain by learning and accumulating facts or you can slowly unlearn facts and knowledge that you once considered sacred and indisputable. For the most part, the facts we embrace as certain are anything but.  Facts are transitive and conditional.  There seems little in life that is beyond our ability to question.  If we remove all of the “knowledge” for which we’re actually unsure, what’s leftover might be considered sacred.  From this foundation, we can build a stronger understanding of ourselves and our place in reality.

 

Real knowledge and ignorance

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. – Confucius

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