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I Am Smart Enough to Know I Don't Know It All

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    Studying philosophy is not my game.

    ?? While others are good and fast learner. tsk
    civilengasdfg civilengasdfg 18-21, F Dec 15, 2014

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    It's strange but I crave to know more.

    I could care less about some things but I want so badly to be cultured. I want to be a part of this world and in some ways I want to understand it. I am striving to leant something every day.
    Canadianwithirish Canadianwithirish 18-21, F Nov 14, 2014

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    No Opinion?...... Or Just Very Wise?

    I believe when a person says, I DON'T know, that person is exhibiting that at least they think. There is much wisdom in the words, I DON'T KNOW, don't cha think?
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 6 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    It amazes me how the more you know,

    the more there is to know. As you research a topic you learn that it is so much bigger than you thought. You dig deeper and deeper and there is still more to learn. It leads you to other topics that are connected. I teach science. We do a unit on Astronomy. Space is so...
    ScienceTeacher12 ScienceTeacher12 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 18, 2014

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Feb 11

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    The Older I Get The Less I Know

    I have a reached a place in my life, where I am comfortably confused about the meaning of life.. in fact I know nothing,,, I have explored Buddhism, christianity,Wicca, New age spirituality, and found many similar themes and alot of sound guidance, but in the end, I really don"t...
    shenightowl shenightowl 51-55, F 7 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Jan 19

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    Did you know people pass gas on an average of

    at least 12 times per day? And yes, you do poot in your sleep... Oh, and if you are passing gas more than 22 times a day on a consistent basis, you should seek medical attention.... True facts. :-)
    mshell1981 mshell1981 31-35, F 11 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    No one knows everything.

    If they knew everything, we would have a cure for cancer by now or have a wonder drug that makes us live forever. My point is that the term "smart" is limited to the person who uses that word as an adjective. What I define as smart is different to what other people will define...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    Random Thoughts #303 Ah, But......

    I do know it all. The problem is, 95% of the time I can only remember 5% of it, and the other 5% of the time, I can't remember any of it. But that doesn't mean I don't know it all.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I'm Still Learning

    I am a doctor.  I have studied for many years to be a very good one.  Even though I have studied and specialized and am well-respected by others for my work, I know I don't know it all.  Nobody does and nobody ever will.  That is what makes the study of the mind so...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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    A fool believes himself a genius a genius

    knows himself to be a fool.
    shaunrain shaunrain 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    the1whoknocks the1whoknocks 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2014

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    The Socratic Paradox

    The Socratic Paradox is the belief that a wise person only knows that he/she knows nothing. I truly believe this to be the case. No matter how much I accomplish in life it seems like I am barely scratching the surface of human wisdom and ingenuity and all I can really be sure...
    TheIdealisticRealist TheIdealisticRealist 22-25, M 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    hey smart people where are you,

    I am alone in this world.
    berealistic82 berealistic82 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 29

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    I know that no one can really stop me

    but myself and that really no one can help me but myself. - Peter Nivio Zarlenga
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    10 Things You Never Realized You Should Be

    Thankful For: Thanksgiving is a great reminder to count your blessings. But don’t just be thankful for the “standard” blessings you may have. This Thursday take a second to be thankful for a few things you might not consider blessings -- even though they truly can be: 1...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    It is true education is a lifelong quest.

    In my career there is always more. I read journals, and more keeping up with current thought.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I used to think I was a lot smarter

    than I do now. In fact I would go so far as to say that I was quite the arrogant **** looking down on others and thinking whatever conclusions I had made were always right -- because I'm oh so clever, and oh-so-aware. I encounter others like that now, and shake my head in shame...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 7 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    If you think you know it all,

    your not done learning, period. Their is always something new to find and discover. Whatever it may be.
    quietfighter quietfighter 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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    Yes, Learning

    "While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die."  (Leonardo da Vinci)
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 6 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    Contemplate your own inherent mind.

    During lulls in the myriad functions of the day, sit upright without thinking of good or evil at all, abandoning at once all phenomena of body and mind, just sit like the golden statue of Buddha. Then the false thinking of birth and destruction is totally obliterated, and the...
    adam1587 adam1587 26-30, M 2 Responses May 17

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    I started to realize

    that the more educated I became, the more I didn't know anything about the field my degree is in. Funny how that works isn't it?
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 23

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    Cliff-Hanger How far will he let her

    fall before he tells her there is no rope to catch her? just the string he used to lead her along. no hope to wrench her from her descent. no safety harness to lower her gently down, just the cold hard frustration to land on at the bottom. Will he take his time? Savour every...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    Switch in my room was broken again.

    Huh. I want to fix the switch problem but none of my friends know what to do. So, I play around in main switch room by myself. I just try-and-error, push this button, pull that button with zero knowledge. What if I've being struck by electric.? Haha. I'm scared actually but my...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    I know I don't know everything.

    I love learning though :) I love when I'm told a super random fact.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    I am smart enough to know

    that I do not know it all. I am inquisitive enough to keep learning. I am open enough to take into consideration another person's view ... for I do not possess a window of the world.
    inkadinkadoo inkadinkadoo 22-25, F Jan 10

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    Like when the wealthy will go humane.

    Or when society will push that. Harrys law help. http://youtu.be/-5Tw3Q3wQbs http://youtu.be/tNilDRiEUnQ
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 8

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    Nobody does! We all need to work together

    for betterment - the whole is greater than the sum of the parts!!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    In fact, the more I learn,

    the more I realize I don't know. I only speak one language reasonably well, with a basic grasp of two more and novelty phrases in perhaps a half dozen after that. How many languages are there? Hundreds. And that's just one example.On to emotional depth. Who can read the emotions...
    LysistratasWeakness2 LysistratasWeakness2 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Is it possible, in the final analysis,

    for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another? We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person's essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    10 Daily Habits That Will Give You Incredible

    Willpower: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle. Success is a lot of small things done well, day after day. What seems like an overnight success is usually a very long time in the making. Success is created from...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    IF YOU ARE REALLY SMART.

    ANSWER THIS EASY QUIZ http://unlimitedshortjokes.weebly.com/
    Kyle178 Kyle178 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    You never stop learning new things.

    The day you know everything is the day you are dead
    Ladyred93 Ladyred93 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I've realized that "a know-it-all is a person

    who knows everything except for how annoying he is.."
    etten etten 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 11

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    I just love this quote.

    It's so true. There is always something more to learn.
    Butterfly1814 Butterfly1814 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F May 17

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