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

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    I have a dream. I want to help people,

    & I know I cant do it alone. I need to surround myself with people with a sense of humanity. But everyone i know seem to be more concerned about how hard they are going to party this weekend. I don't know. Maybe Im looking in the wrong places, or am the wrong people?
    zeugirdor55 zeugirdor55 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    Existence

    There exists so much I do not know. I fear that my limited time on this earth may very well be shorter than those preceeding me and though I shall never know all or even begin to feel the surface of some subjects, that which I seek to know shall never be brought to clarity. I do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 20, 2013

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    As a trainer, tutor in the computer technology

    field, I find that there is this perception in people’s mind that you must know everything. A lecturer whom I work with seems to expect me to know everything there is to technology which I think is an overrated or exaggerated way to think of someone especially in this field...
    Pjay23 Pjay23 22-25 Mar 31

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    I feel that for me, it's more like I'm smart

    enough to know that I'm not smart enough. And that's what keeps going and motivates me to learn more all the time.
    sergie1980 sergie1980 31-35, M Feb 20

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    Burnbri Burnbri 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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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    I have come to conclusion

    that all people are human and they make mistakes. For the most part adults ( more so parents) make mistakes to & that depending on them for need is not usually the case. They can break and they can fall apart but it's your best case to love yourself before you can love anyone...
    beaudsaste beaudsaste 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    When We Think We Know It All....

    is when we have a lot to learn!  ☼
    justsunni justsunni 51-55, F 14 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    A fool believes himself a genius a genius

    knows himself to be a fool.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    It's not bad to try and learn more though.

    Still, don't let yourself become a human book of trivia.
    ErieNemisa ErieNemisa 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    We "know what we know",

    We even "know what we don't know", BUT, "we don't know what we don't know"! Thus, perhaps it's best to keep an open mind :)
    stetson69 stetson69 41-45, M Mar 17

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    God I wish I could call you .

    ... Or text you... I wish cause then I truly don't need anyone.
    Monak1981 Monak1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I was sure not smart enough to know

    that a t-shirt that said "Stupid is as stupid does" would be really offensive to people in a state that shall remain nameless. And you know I purposefully didn't wear the t-shirt that has a picture of a double wide surrounded by junk cars and trash that says "Livin' the Dream...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I often feel stupid. I do like to help people

    on q&a if I can though. Some things that I think I know enough about to contribute are: hobbies, art, craft, design, movies, film making, photography, writing, education, welfare, politics, law:particularly child protection, women's health, the internet, digital content creation...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    If your problem can't be solved by me saying

    "d@mn" and nodding profusely, then you probably shouldn't be coming to me for help.
    MischiefMaker MischiefMaker 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    It is so true. I know I will never know it all,

    but I strive to learn all I can to be the best person I can be.
    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M Feb 16

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    My Personal Measure Of "being Grown Up"

    I've always felt that the point in your life which you realize that you really don't know sh** and will never know sh** is when you are finally grown up. I've know some 20+ year olds who have figured this out. I also know many 50+ year olds who haven't and probably never will...
    daltxn daltxn 46-50, M Oct 22, 2012

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    Age

    I am only 16 and I know I have learned nothing in the small amount of time I have been here. I am called smart but I know I am just educated, I get called negative because I look at the reality instead of hoping for the best like most idealist , I get called a child and know its...
    Demonicfemale Demonicfemale 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

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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 14 Responses Feb 18

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    the1whoknocks the1whoknocks 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I never want to know it all!

    Life ends when you stop learning...
    Addison15 Addison15 36-40, M Feb 20

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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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    True Wisdom

    'The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.' Socrates
    Kurlysue Kurlysue 41-45, F Mar 3, 2013

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    This is a bigggggggggggg world wid tonsssssssss

    of stuff if some one claims he knows all he is in a fools world ..i admit i dont and would learning as i go allong !
    romell romell 36-40, M Apr 8

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 15

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    When one chapter in life closes,

    the adventure of the next chapter is the unknown. (PR)
    tacomasr5 tacomasr5 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    True Intelligence Is A Rare Thing

    people are so smart if you ask them but in truth I find that common sense is just not that common people claim to know a lot and I find that those who do make these claims tend to be less informed than they think the ones who are truly smart and know how to use it are the more...
    calvinunmaker calvinunmaker 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 22, 2012

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    I believe everybody is smart in their own right.

    For those that think they know it all. There will always be somebody better then you in every way. Sad. Really.
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T Feb 23

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    Time?

    There has been one thing on this earth that constantly changes. It can be my friend or my greatest enemy. "What time is it?" They ask. "What will you be doing in five years?" they want to know. Why do I have to govern my entire life in time? I haven't even lived yet, and...
    Stephgirl5 Stephgirl5 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    love always protects trusts hopes

    and preserves it never gives up/...........
    isabelarao isabelarao 18-21, F Feb 20

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    Sex And Its Phantom...

    I don`t know it all…the limit of my knowledge is the line where it is written: beyond this lies something more…and one day you will get on your toes and will grab the fruit…only that the top of the tree will always be blurred by the light of the blue sky...
    anyod anyod 22-25, F Jun 26, 2010

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    Somethingelsetotry Somethingelsetotry 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 80 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    It's funny, the more I learn the less I realize

    I know. :) This used to frustrate me when I was younger because I have a self-sufficiency stripe a mile wide. All of that said, I have a finite like span and have figured out I don't need to know all the answers. All I need is to know other folks who can help me find them when I...
    Xaeth Xaeth 36-40, M Feb 16

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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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    So... First of all I'll start with my own

    thoughts about this topic. Lots of people thinks that they're all that, they know everything, they're smart enough and can never be called stupid. I mean I get it. That's how they are but isn't that what's we called stupid? Because they think they know everything when they don't...
    margiemarjj margiemarjj 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    say81 say81 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I have been blessed with a very strong mind

    and I keep it open at all times.
    xOneLovex xOneLovex 18-21, M Jan 9

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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 8 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    Don't let the world bring you down.

    .Not everyone here is that fukd up & cold...Hopefully
    Falcor88 Falcor88 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    CloudyDe CloudyDe 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    I am sure I don't know the truth to everything

    and I am not always right. Because the truth is never that simple, the truth is not based on my perception or any others. The truth is undebatable, it could not be viewed differently it is simply a fact. Whatever I know it is all based on what I've read, seen or heard either...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    Taoism

    "To learn something you need to admit you don't know. If you think you know it, you won't learn it...."
    PoeticMurder PoeticMurder 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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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 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I like using big words to sound smart.

    I mean utilizing gargantuan idioms to fabricate intelligence.
    farhad1371 farhad1371 18-21, M Mar 16

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    Advice From A 101 Year Old Doctor.

    He is Dr.Shigeaki Hinohara .He is 101 years old and gave this interview when he was 97.He is one of the world's longest serving physicians and educators.His book '-Living long,living good' has sold more than 1.2million copies.He founded the new elderly movement.He encourages...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    ...To be quite frank,

    NOBODY knows it all, so for me to believe I'm the ONE person that does... That would be ridiculous
    WatchOutItsKyle WatchOutItsKyle 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    I don't know it all, I think I am smart enough

    know how to stay out of trouble by what I do know. You learn something new each day.
    KawaiiBoy KawaiiBoy 18-21, M Feb 28

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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 4 Responses Mar 1

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    I Would Not Be Hear

    I hate it when people say "You think you know everything."  Fist of all, how do you know what I am thinking? When my high school secretary told me that I told her "No I don't. If I did I would not be stuck in this hell hole with you. And don't ever think you know what I'm...
    Draven01 Draven01 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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    I am smart enough to know

    that I know NOTHING; in comparison to what's going on.
    DreamerByNature DreamerByNature 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Related Experiences

    That is my opinion. We might have certain choices over certain things, but we do not have choice about everything.
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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