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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 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I don't know it all and some tell me I know a

    lot for someone my age. I like to learn and I know that I really won't or never will know it all. Some people don't want to know anything, thus the saying: the less I know the better off I am. Yeah sure, okay!
    KawaiiDemon KawaiiDemon 18-21 Aug 21

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    Actually, I know EVERYTHING EVER!

    Nobody else knows everything, except me!
    UP2N0G00D UP2N0G00D 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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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    The more you know,the less you know.

    Read 1 book and you will be introduced to the beauty that is imagination and wordery. Read 100 books,and you will be introduced to the world behind the curtains.the world where everything is ****** up,a world where ignorance is the name of the game,a world we take for granted,a...
    code254 code254 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 3

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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 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Yep. Have been wrong.

    A few times. But. EP Link
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jun 8

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    I have some pretty strong opinions

    and beliefs about some things. I have lived for 43 years, and have been reading for about 40 of them. I love to educated myself about things I am interested in. I can speak fairly intelligently about a number of things, but I don't claim to know I know everything about anything...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I see everything in shades of grey,

    and think true wisdom is understanding just how little you really know... I hate fundamentalists. People who insist they have the answer, are usually missing something obvious and should learn to listen and consider someone elses point of view...
    GreySelkie GreySelkie 46-50, M 1 Response May 17

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    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 26

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 1 Response May 9

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 18

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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 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

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    Socrates said it best - I know

    that I know nothing
    Anderson087 Anderson087 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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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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    KINGDARKNESS1 KINGDARKNESS1 26-30, M Apr 25

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    There's no way you can know it all.

    Don't you just hate people who think they do?
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response May 18

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

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Apr 15

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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...
    ArtOfPsychology ArtOfPsychology 22-25, M 1 Response May 14, 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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    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 6 Responses Aug 27

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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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    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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses May 13

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    last day,i was in a chat room,

    with people from all the EUA , i was just, reading and talkin with somebody from kansas, im from mexico and my english is not the best but. but then i read some random guy and i realize, wtf!! im not good at gramar but that??? seriously the english is a great language all the...
    Luminos Luminos 22-25, M 2 Responses May 12

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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...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 2 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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    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

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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 1 Response Aug 9

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    people always think they know it all

    but its impossible to know it all...the more you think you know the more you know that you know nothing.. such is life.
    Cubeball Cubeball 16-17, M May 17

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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

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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 Apr 12

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    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Apr 27

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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 6 Responses May 28

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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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    the1whoknocks the1whoknocks 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I don't know it all. In fact,

    in the grand scheme of things I know very little. But I know plenty of people who think they know it all, and boy don't they try to show it?! Anyway, knowing it all is not all it's cracked up to be. Just look at what happened to that woman on the last Indiana Jones film...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 3

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    One of the secrets to happiness is to be content with what you have been blessed with. There will always be someone with more. I am happy for my friends with blessed lives. I...
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    Warning- highly controversial, read with an open mind.. I am not a smart man, nor a rich man, hell, I didn't even finish high school- but like most of us I see through the smoke...
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    Where do I begin? The depression? My waning eye-sight? No, none of that matters in the long run, I guess. I grew up (am growing up) in a decently rough home. The kind where not...
    JoeOfTheMeek JoeOfTheMeek 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    To all the friends I talk to on here, and to anyone who new who tries talking to me, there's a good chance I'm not going to respond to you. Don't take it personal. I'm really...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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