The more you know the less you know

I KNOW THAT I AM INTELLIGENT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I KNOW NOTHING.

This is a quote by Socrates. Who am I to argue with such a beautiful insight. The need and desire to continually learn is something I am very passionate about. Maybe, I realize now, that I didn’t study as hard as I should have at school, maybe chose the wrong subjects and maybe, just maybe, I gave up on a dream of becoming a vet too soon. Yes, I did actually want to be a vet! One of the biggest problems I face today is not the desire to learn, but the fact I see so much that I want to learn that it all kind of cancels itself out.

But going back to the quote of Socrates, I love the sentiment as so many people I have met who know a little believe themselves to be something. Whereas others who are incredibly intelligent are humble and still seek more information about how the world works. I used to work with two people who come in to the second category. Rona Saadeh and Burr Gavin, both planners at DraftFCB. I would pick any subject and each of them would know books, chapter and quotes about that subject. It used to amaze me that no matter what subject we talked about they were not only very well informed, but you could see the passion in their eyes to find out just a little more information or some insight that you could offer. The best part of these two is that they are two of the nicest people you could ever meet. Fortunately for me I am able to call them friends.

6 thoughts on “The more you know the less you know

    1. Isn’t it a wonderful piece of design. I thought the same about it as you when I saw it. Very inspirational.

      Take care Alan.

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  1. I imagine you would have been a wonderful vet…but there was a reason you took the path you did. Maybe your compassion would have taken a toll on your spirit if you had to spend your life witnessing the suffering of animals. My fav pix are the 1st in 1st row and 3rd in 3rd row. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I would have loved to be a vet but yes seeing animals suffering was one of the things my parents warned me about. Also I remember watch ‘All creatures great and small’ and the vet put his entire arm up a cows bum kind of put me off a little ๐Ÿ™‚

      The love visual is great and there seem to be many of these online doing the rounds at the moment, but I liked the vibrancy of this one.

      The poodle photography is just wonderful. So well executed!

      Take care Alan.

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    1. Hey Seth, great to see you. I always pass by your site as the insights you offer in your life are both illuminating and entertaining. Keep up the great work my friend.

      Take care Alan.

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