Would you agree that the more we study and the more we learn, we realise ...

@isasice (2015)
Iceland
November 11, 2006 9:57am CST
... how little we actually know?
10 responses
@cloudv2 (221)
• Canada
22 Nov 06
Yes. If you compare your knowledge to everything that has be known, you find that you don't even have 1% of the world's knowledge.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
22 Nov 06
Not even a fraction of 1% lol
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
11 Nov 06
You just went and pricked my balloon. Here I thought the more we study and learn the smarter we are. Haha, You comment is the truth though, I was just having some fun.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
11 Nov 06
maybe you can ask someone to give you a good knock on the head so you will forget you read this :)
• United States
11 Nov 06
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VERY good point!!!
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
11 Nov 06
As I said above in another comment, I got this idea from an answer from Oldbuddy.
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
11 Nov 06
I've always believed that. Very retarded people don't even know they are missing out on anything. I used to have two sisters who came in and filled out job applications. The one sister was extremely retarded and unashamedly asked for help with her application. The more intelligent of the two wanted to fill out her own, but she'd sit and cry because she couldn't figure out what the questions were or couldn't remember the answers she'd prepared. It was so sad, but she was too proud to want help. Have you ever read the book "Flowers for Algernon"? It's about a retarded guy who has surgery and training to make him become smarter, and what he learns about himself as a result. I loved both the book and the movie which was called Charly.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
11 Nov 06
Thank you for your reply, very interesting. I don't think I have heard of that book but the movie sounds familiar. I will definitely look for the book.
@Iceland (98)
• Iceland
11 Nov 06
Yes, I agree with you. When your'e young you think you know it all. Then you suddenly wake up and know that you don't know anything. Sometimes I wonder if life wouldn't be easier if we were all a bit stupid and naive. If you don't know how little you know, you probably don't know much.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
11 Nov 06
Wish I was stupid, then I would feel so wise :)
@kucedra (841)
• Italy
22 Nov 06
I agree with you. With all the studies of all my life I have reached a point now, that I always say to myself "I know nothing". Bye!!! :)
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
25 Nov 06
WOW I'm almost afraid to comment on this discussion with all of you. I feel like I'm intruding on a panal of great minds. I do believe as i grow older, i realize how much i don't know. even though I'm extremely opinionated, this fact allows me to keep an open mind when i talk to people with different points of view.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
25 Nov 06
That's what makes sites like myLot so interesting, we all have different opinions and we can share our knowledge. The internet has made the world so much smaller.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
25 Nov 06
That's what makes sites like myLot so interesting, we all have different opinions and we can share our knowledge. The internet has made the world so much smaller.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
11 Nov 06
Of course I agree, as we learn the basics of a given subject we rapidly become aware of the fact that there is far more information available, and as we progress the vastness of the subject becomes more obvious. As we all know, the scholars and scientists of today spend their lives studying a narrow band of 1 subject and still leave a great deal for their successors to pursue. This must have been extremely frustrating for such people as Galileo or Copernicus who made great discoveries only to be restricted by the technology of the time which would make further studies and progress very difficult.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
11 Nov 06
Thank you. This is exactly what I was trying to say but I lacked the words. Sometimes it's not easy to translate my thoughts from Icelandic into English.
@tusharb (3160)
• India
11 Nov 06
yups..i agreed
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
11 Nov 06
The good thing about it is that we are always learning something new and we will never run out of things to learn.
• Italy
11 Nov 06
Hi, I agree with you.
• Iceland
11 Nov 06
So do I. Doesn't that make us wise?
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