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

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    I am of average intellect

    and I find that very intelligent people think that if the rest of us would just try a little harder that we could be smarter. Well, it doesn't work that way. I am as intelligent as I will ever be... and happily so! ;-)
    Move4Word Move4Word
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Apr 8

    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel
    46-50, F
    Jul 28, 2015

    Yes ... I am smart enough to know I don't know

    it all Not all ........ just most of it :P
    MissGaga MissGaga
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Nov 15, 2014

    It's true. I don't know everything.

    Nobody does. Although people often say I am intelligent for my age idk why tho ^_^
    EmoMusicLuv EmoMusicLuv
    13-15, F
    Feb 6

    When I was teenager I did think I knew most of

    it - now I'm beginning to discover how little I do know
    BriBrian BriBrian
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    .....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....
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 18, 2015

    At what point do I call it quits?

    I love her, she says she loves me yet in the same breath says she doesn't. I have children with her. Children that come to me for comfort. I am practically a single father. I do so much and am told I do nothing. She does very little and I am chastised for not validating her...
    Canadastamina Canadastamina
    36-40
    9 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    ..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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 11, 2015

    I don't! I really don't!

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

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    I don't understand what makes two people,

    once deeply in love, complete strangers all of a sudden.
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    11 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    Consumed by some very dark thoughts

    that I do not understand. I'm not sure whether it is anger, sadness or even disappointment. I just know that these ships, sail heavily on my chest and I'm weighed down by a heavy load. It's a suffocating feeling. It heightens my emotions to such elevations, it's difficult for my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    I cant trust him anymore.

    .πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”
    scorpion1983 scorpion1983
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Aug 23, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    11 Responses May 12, 2015

    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
    1 Response Mar 20, 2014

    The following is true I am.

    And I am glad that I don't know it all. I crave learning. If I already knew everything, what would be left to learn? Okay, that is all. I'm off to learn something new. Tata for now Serenitree1
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015
    scorpion1983 scorpion1983
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel
    46-50, F
    Jul 30, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    I know I don't know everything.

    I love learning though :) I love when I'm told a super random fact.
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    Socrates said it best - I know

    that I know nothing
    Anderson087 Anderson087
    22-25, M
    Jul 7, 2014
    scorpion1983 scorpion1983
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

    Yes, Learning

    "While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die." Β (Leonardo da Vinci)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Apr 19, 2012

    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel
    46-50, F
    Apr 11
    Hardboy48 Hardboy48
    26-30, M
    Dec 5, 2015

    I wanna know what love is?

    ?? I want you to show me..
    scorpion1983 scorpion1983
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 27, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Feb 18, 2014

    Cant take it anymore.

    .....................
    scorpion1983 scorpion1983
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    Remember, when we say this.

    .. Arrogant behavior is uncalled for.
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah
    36-40, M
    Aug 3, 2015

    iv just realisd sumin .

    wel . actualy my brehn said sumin .. it said .. what if .. u were brave enuf .. u wud actually do it .. n thats why ur keepin urself bak or alowin others to keep u bak . ? . coz deeper inside . that other u duznt want to b brave enuf to get that job done .. ? .. *or mebe jus...
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    1 Response Apr 13

    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
    5 Responses Feb 23, 2015

    A fool believes himself a genius a genius

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

    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
    1 Response Dec 11, 2014

    Nobody does! We all need to work together

    for betterment - the whole is greater than the sum of the parts!!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 20, 2015

    ?Ipse se nihil scire id unum sciat.

    ? -Socrates I know that I know nothing.
    elysium9527 elysium9527
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2015

    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

    I never completed the memorandums

    that traditional schools mandate. I had a distaste from the third grade on what the regiment was. Along with a very unstable childhood, school was not a priority of mine. I finished ninth grade. On, I tried to reentangle myself within the spectrum of the societal offered...
    FierceJourney FierceJourney
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 11

    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
    26-30, F
    Jan 10, 2015
    scorpion1983 scorpion1983
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2015

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

    This isn’t really a story

    as much as it is relating some life experience and my own personal feelings. All my life, I’ve been told by my peers that I am very intelligent. I received mathematics awards and scholarships when I was in high school. I attended MIT. In spite of that, my greatest fear and...
    rpg456 rpg456
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 4, 2015
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