January 12, 2012

Ignorance

The Angelus (1857-1859) by Jean-Fran├žois Millet.
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Ignorance is not measured by how little we knows, but how much we falsely think we know. In this case, a doctor (one with Ph.D) who think he/she knows everything is more ignorant than a peasant who admit he/she knows nothing.

Ignorance = Amount of knowledge we falsely thinks we have - Actually amount of knowledge we have.
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6 comments:

  1. Very true. Some people think they know everything and ignore everything else. Good point :)

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  2. I completely agree. The older I get, the more I realize how little I know.

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  3. @Flameheart & Janene,
    Thanks! It is true that the older we get, the more we realize this humble fact.

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  4. I agree, yunyi. I think one should always be suspicious of what one "knows," especially when it involves being critical or judgmental of others.

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  5. np, i like how you added on this topic. a good reminder.

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  6. I agree to this. When we think we understand, our ignorance is complete.

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