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

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    If you're stupid enough to hold yourself higher

    than me because of your age remember this: Being stupid for a long time doesn't make you wise or smart, it just makes you old and stupid. It's like saying a volcano is more geologically stable than a mountain because it's been through more eruptions.
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 3 Responses Jun 4

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    scorpion1983 scorpion1983 31-35, F 13 Responses Aug 11

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    1VeryClassyLady 1VeryClassyLady 70+, F 12 Responses May 12

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    how on earth does Lenny henry get a knighthood

    he's about as funny as catchin ur foreskin in ur zip honestly whats it all about
    seanspencer31 seanspencer31 36-40, M Jun 10

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    Knowledge will give you power,

    but character respect.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I don't understand what makes two people,

    once deeply in love, complete strangers all of a sudden.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 16 Responses Aug 11

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    I am constantly trying to learn.

    I feel like there is so much to learn and I won't live long enough to even put a dent in all the knowledge at my fingertips. I hope to learn many things in my lifetime.
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 30

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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 don't know what I'm doing on here,

    or what to say. I know what I want, don't know how to ask for it.
    twistmynipple twistmynipple 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I definitely don't know it all,

    I am horrible socially so I don't understand people. That's kinda all i gotta say, I'm not always good with words.
    havingfun89 havingfun89 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 10

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    I'm a smart *** and so is my little brother

    yet it astounds me how he can save me from myself with the simplest of gestures and words. After a conversation with him, I feel like I can do anything again. Plus I always end up remembering that he, with other members of my chosen family, genuinely care about me. I maybe smart...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M Jun 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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    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 6 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    I always hear people saying

    that teenagers think they know everything but they don't know everything. However I'm a teenager and I'm prositive that I dont know everything. However that's not because I think I'm a stupid, an imbecile or a moron, it's because I'm always learning small details about large...
    BoredomAtItsBest BoredomAtItsBest 16-17, F 2 Responses May 30

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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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    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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    Socrates said it best - I know

    that I know nothing
    Anderson087 Anderson087 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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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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    ..and frankly no one does!

    I'm very suspicious of absolute certainty. There's always something new to know, or a different view. Not that there is anything wrong with strongly held belief or opinion- but these can only be based on known evidence. There is always the possibility, however slight, of new...
    Newnameuk Newnameuk 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 11

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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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    Learning the words "I Don't Know" was a

    challenge for me, and still is, but to a lesser degree. People just come up to me out of nowhere and ask me questions all the time. I guess I have that welcoming sort of face.
    cjkenton cjkenton 36-40 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Cant take it anymore.

    .....................
    scorpion1983 scorpion1983 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I don't! I really don't!

    But I'll keep reading the books!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Jul 28

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    Sometimes not knowing things makes me feel very

    old, sometimes very naive and young.. I learned 3 new words this week.. lollygagger.. discombobulated.. FLUFFER.. yeah..I know,I am the only one who need to Google those words..sigh...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 5 Responses Jun 1

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    scorpion1983 scorpion1983 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    I wanna know what love is?

    ?? I want you to show me..
    scorpion1983 scorpion1983 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 11

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    No need to pretend. I'll probably never know.

    Your lips move and lies are born, raised and nurtured in the cesspits of your mind. If only the energy was directed to something substantial.... I am not ashamed to admit that I'm no longer sure if even your " good morning" is true. Questioning the simple is exhausting. I've...
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    I cant trust him anymore.

    .😔😔😔😔😔😔
    scorpion1983 scorpion1983 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 23

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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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    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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    .....n that is pplz worst downfall,

    there is always someone, somewhere with the ability to out smart you....even if they need to form a group of intelligent minds, just to be able to prove you wrong....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 18

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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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    I'm Feeling Bored

    So, ask me questions.  Make them easy questions, because I don't know it all.
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 79 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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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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    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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2014

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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 10 Responses Nov 15, 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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    Remember, when we say this.

    .. Arrogant behavior is uncalled for.
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah 36-40, M Aug 3

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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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    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 May 20

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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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    i am in troubel cause i may fail at school

    and that is making me very nervous and driving me crazy cause i have to wait untill the results come out and i know that i didn't do well and if i fail i don't know if i should repeat this school year and take responsability or move on to an other privet school and move to the...
    najibasouissi najibasouissi 16-17, F Jun 16

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