“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Socrates
The more I know the less I know.
That’s the excited (and occasionally overwhelming) thing about knowledge and skill.
The deeper you go towards mastery, the more things to know, the more secrets there are to uncover.
The thing is, mastery isn’t a finite state.
It’s a continuous curve that never quite touches the sides.
Discover is endless. Which keeps things interesting if you stay flexible and curious. There’s always another mountain to explore after you get to the top of the one you are on. There’s always another puzzle to solve.
Mastery is also a choice. We can’t learn everything, mostly because we don’t have the time.
Also, time changes what is possible to master.
Computers as we know it are less than a hundred years old (two hundred if you start with Babbage). Think of all of the wonderful ideas and things we can learn since the invention of the Internet.
Part of learning is realizing that we can’t know it all. But knowing everything isn’t what learning is about. It’s discovery and what we do with the knowledge we learn that matters in the end.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1580
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