Friday, August 1, 2008

Ignorance

Friday, August 1, 2008

My favorite professor in college--the former dean--once said that as she goes up the ladder of learning and acquire more knowledge, the more she learns that she doesn’t know. Isn’t this usually the case for those who let the love of learning influence their lives? The more we know, the more we do not know—the paradox of profound ignorance illustrated in Plato’s Apology—is the humble realization of how ignorant we remain despite our attempts to be the opposite. And this profound ignorance is perhaps what drives us towards a lifelong quest for learning.

As I read more books, try to learn new skills, and strive to understand new ideas, I realize that there are more books to read, more skills to learn and newer ideas to understand. Never a day passes by that this thought doesn’t cross my mind: “Ang bobo ko talaga.” It has become a daily incantation that propels me to continue learning—which, in turn, plunges me deeper in ignorance.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So you'll learn how to build a website from scratch even if it kills you, right? :)

The promise of at least one active beer volcano in heaven is enough for me to lose interest in learning new skill. The stripper factory can be outsourced to Katmandu for all I care. :)

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Angeli said...

Not from scratch but from the guidance of a guru.

Now i know how to href.

hah! :)

Artemis said...

so which book are you into now? I've tagged you to share - :-) http://journeyofgoddessartemis.blogspot.com/

Angeli said...

thanks for tagging me, Artemis. :)

 
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