"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."

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    I don't know everything and I don't know anything are not the same thing.
     
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    I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
    Read more at: Socrates Quotes
     
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    You ASSume a guy called “Socrates” made that quote, but you don’t know what transpired thousands (?) of years ago!

    Regardless of that quote’s attribution, the quote itself makes little common sense.
    We all know a lot, e.g, we know what gives us basic pleasure experiences, and we know about pain, when we experience it.

    Bottom line is we learn from our experiences (much of the time), and THAT is knowledge ... from an individual's perspective.
    And then there are different kinds of “knowledge” ...
     
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    Knowing nothing is the proper way to start an investigation. "Facts" are a theoretical concept upon which logical deductions can be made, but they rarely represent metaphysical certainty.
     
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    Are you serious? Facts aren't theoretical.
     
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    You’re trying too hard.
     

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