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

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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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    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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    Like when the wealthy will go humane.

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

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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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    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 5 Responses Jun 10

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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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    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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    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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    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 pursued my dancing

    as my career over everything else and at twenty one I can see that being singleminded has meant my knowledge is limited on lots of things. I am trying to remedy the situation. Every opportunity I get I have my nose in a book! I am purposefully single just now since I have such...
    JoelleED JoelleED 22-25, F 5 Responses May 28, 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 2 Responses Apr 24

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    1VeryClassyLady 1VeryClassyLady 70+, F 13 Responses May 12

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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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    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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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 22

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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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    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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    I am smart enough to know

    that I don't know what's really happening to my ex boyfriend, the person that I care about so much and that I am still in love with. He might be in a relationship now but he doesn't look happy when his boyfriend is not there and stares at me in class.
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 10

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 11

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

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    Two kinds of Ph.D.'s in the world: those

    who finish a dissertation and realize they know a tiny little bit about one very specific topic, and those who view the doctorate as a license to spout off about anything and everything. I'm definitely the former varietal.
    ThirtySevenX ThirtySevenX 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 2

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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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    "Stoke the Fire" Why is there

    so many lessons to be learned in this life? When I think I have conquered one subject, another possibility comes to light. It is in my nature to follow the bread crumbs and drink from the cup of life. All time I spend in the here and now is precious. How could I not want to...
    weepingveil weepingveil 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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

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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 5 Responses a week ago

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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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    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 Jun 11

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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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    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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    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 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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    Socrates said it best - I know

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

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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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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    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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F May 17

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