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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing” ~ Socrates
“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know” ~ Mark Twain
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better” ~ Maya Angelou
It’s a few short hours to the end of 2019; that we all know. We also know our respective names and, maybe, the colour of our eyes. But what else do we really know about the universe and everything that binds us to it?
Maybe you’ve stumbled on some incredible insights recently and can’t wait to make my head spin. I’d love to hear all about it, really. But first, allow me to rephrase the question: how can you be sure of what you know?
Sometime ago, I was happily blaring a song I’d just learnt from my French teacher. Only problem was she must have fabricated the lyrics – because they were all wrong or meaningless (to those who really knew French). Of course, I was certain anyone offering a correction was wrong. My teacher was right – and everyone else could go juggle rocks. Continue reading