If, in acquiring knowledge, it has not benefited you in some practical way, you have cheated both yourself and that knowledge.


True knowledge is not the mere regurgitation of facts or received wisdom. It is insight and awareness. And it involves real thought. Thought which originated with you and thought which is entirely related to you – not someone else.

And, sometimes, the truthful answer is that you don’t know. But, even then, you can say, “I know that I don’t know.”

True knowledge only comes once you have forgotten everything that you think you know.

© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

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