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It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world.
-- Eric Hoffer


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Think you know

You think you know the best way. Yet there could very well be an even better way.

You think you know what someone else thinks, believes, feels. But of course you don’t really.

Don’t let what you think you know get in the way of what you can learn and discover. Don’t let what you think you know blind you to the reality of the world.

Cherish everything you know, for you have spent a lifetime acquiring that knowledge. At the same time, consider your knowledge to be a starting point, not the last word.

Respect that knowledge enough that you’re always willing to add to it. Be eager to correct what you think you know when you find it to be in error.

Keep your knowledge fresh and useful by not becoming smug or complacent about it. A little humility and open-mindedness will make what you know a whole lot more valuable.

— Ralph Marston

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