Monday, February 3, 2014


The more I learn, the less I know.

Before studying or experiencing a subject (blue), my perception of my knowledge (red) might look like this:

I used to think that after studying and experiencing the subject, the subject:knowledge ratio would change to this:
I have learned that as I gather knowledge about something, the subject seems to get larger, and the amount of knowledge smaller in comparison.
This convinces me that knowledge alone is not enough. Instead of an end in itself, knowledge should be a stepping stone toward understanding and wisdom.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great thought!