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Sunday, June 03, 2007
Wisdom (or lack thereof)

I've just gotten both the book edition and the audio book edition of Sophie's World from the local library, and have started to read/listen to the excellent content one chapter/tape at a time.

It's quite a delightful book, with philosophy as the basis for the whole storyline. I'm totally enjoying the story and thinking along with the main character, Sophie.

"Wisest is she who knows what she does not know", a quote in the book, is quite relevant recently.

After experiencing some events recently, i sat back and thought about Sophie's thought processes as she tries to understand what that statement meant.

If one doesn't know what one's doing but assumes that one knows the best, one's farcical actions will be transparent and eventually will lost all its credibility and goodwill.

A smile appeared on my face..... perhaps this might help? Love the Arabic proverb cited at the bottom of the page.

β€˜To know that one knows what one knows, and to know that one doesn't know what one doesn't know, there lies true wisdom.’ β€” Confucius

 
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