Elegant. The more you learn, the less you know.
"Learn more, know less.” from Neil Strauss does not require a lot of fluff to describe it, but it does require a bit of time to set in.
Think back to grade school, think back to college, think back to your first job.
You were being exposed to more subjects and situations, and while you may not have realized it, you didn’t know much.
You still don’t.
But that’s the beauty in knowing what you do know and what you don’t know.
You can always learn something new. Always.
Imagine what you don’t know today that you will know tomorrow and imagine what you won’t know tomorrow. Play this out over the course of a lifetime, and it’s a thing of beauty.
- Development of an unquenched thirst to read and consume more
- Understanding that you don’t know what you don’t know, and it’s a lot of don’t know
- Commencement of deep thinking that will pinball your thoughts to encompassing things you want to know but didn’t previously think about
Let’s not aim for the jitters with this one. Let’s shoot for a nice smooth sipper. Perhaps a Pu-Erh and Sencha Green combo tea or opt for a dark roast that has a few notches of caffeine roasted out of it.
Neil Strauss on episode 15 of The Tim Ferriss Show.