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

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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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Jan 19

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    I get the opportunity to spend time with some

    incredibly intelligent people every day at university. They are researching cures for cancer, or trying to find out more about the human body. Even having the opportunity to talk to them about their work amazes me. People like that make me realise that my knowledge is just a...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    Actually, I know EVERYTHING EVER!

    Nobody else knows everything, except me!
    UP2N0G00D UP2N0G00D 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 16, 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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    I come to you with a story

    that in hops it touches your heart My mother owns a company in Japan, it called Annie Hodge TSC and it's soul and carbine food, if you look on Facebook and Twitter I think you can find her. Any way my father is in the army and got sent to up state New York where we are...
    somethin2say somethin2say 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2014

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    I never have and never will.

    Every new day I learn something I didn't know about,such is life.With an open mind and a caring heart.I walk through life seeking all the answers that I may never receive. I'm tired of being alone and seek my female soul mate that hopefully one day will complete me.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Dec 29, 2014

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    Two kinds of smarts. One kind of smarts can be

    taught, the other is a gift. One is when you go to read lots of books that you are told to, in these buildings, so you can know this or that. Second kind is natural sense, to be able to see outside the box... the building ;-) Almost a freedom of thinking.
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    Just My Opinion ( December 14,

    2012, in Newtown, Connecticut) Yesterday's event was horrific... beyond words actually... people want to dissect it into little bits.... "oh it's horrible because it was young kids... not teenagers."... it's horrible no matter what age. I happened to take it a little harder...
    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    narut199 narut199 36-40, M Nov 16, 2014

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    I am still young to learn

    even if I am too old to go back to school.
    AWhiteRose AWhiteRose 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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

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

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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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    Yay!!! an ep app for my phone now!

    I hope it is more user friendly! ????
    mshell1981 mshell1981 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 25, 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 7 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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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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    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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    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...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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

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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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    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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    Sometimes we think we have all the answers.

    That everything is clear cut . But the truth is, as the cliched quote goes " All I know is that I know nothing" There is no absolute for me. All our paradigms , our explanations of reality can be changed. And we need to listen to others. To read. To explore. To travel. We need...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 7 Responses May 5, 2014

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    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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    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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    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    It can be a double edged sword.

    In my previous position at work, I was given the toughest assignment from the get go by my boss. No one else in the department envied me. I was in over my head for a while. I didn't know why I was given the difficult assignment until later on when I transferred to another...
    teenotes teenotes 22-25, M Oct 2, 2014

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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 Jan 4

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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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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses May 28, 2014

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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 3 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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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 8 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    So hard to believe when you live with someone

    so bitter who has the completely opposite attitude that you try to maintain!!
    ringster73 ringster73 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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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 2 Responses Jan 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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    the more I think about it,

    the less I know. the older I get, the more I realize I don't know what I thought I did. life has a way of taking away the comfort we have in the the knowledge we think we have. at this point I know that I know almost nothing at all.
    realbeerad realbeerad 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know it all. I can repair plumbing

    but can't frame or install a window. I can change the oil in a car but will shy away from messing with the brakes. I don't know it all. Sometimes it is a lot easier to hire someone who knows what they're doing. Watch, ask questions, but don't be a PITA. Know your...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M Aug 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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 13 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

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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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    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 23, 2014

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