The more I know, the more I realise how little I know

Came across this beautiful line from the blog post of Farnam Street, “Ego is the enemy: The legend of Genghis Khan”:

The physicist John Wheeler, who helped develop the hydrogen bomb, once observed that “as our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.”

(Farnham Street’s post can be accessed here. The title of the post is borrowed from a book “Ego is the enemy” by Ryen Holiday)

The real wisdom is in knowing that we do not know everything. John Wheeler may not have said it better.

However, even the pursuit of knowledge may also be driven by the same driver – “Ego” – the word used in the title of Farnam Street’s blog. To know more: the objective behind this may be the quest for controlling more.

#RidingTheRollerCoaster – 183

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