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Eternity is in love with the creations of time.
-- William Blake


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Open to know more

If you read, watch, listen merely to confirm what you already know, you’re wasting an opportunity. Some of the best learning obliges you to admit you were wrong.

Don’t let the illusion of knowledge prevent you from gaining actual knowledge. Don’t let the smug satisfaction of thinking you know the answer, hold you back from actually knowing the answer.

Expose yourself to concepts that challenge your assumptions. When you discover you have been mistaken, be thankful for the opportunity to correct your mistake.

When it comes to gaining new knowledge, humility outperforms arrogance. Put mental energy into learning rather than into proving how much you know.

Seek to grow and refresh your knowledge, your opinions, your assumptions as you experience each day. Consider what you already know as a starting point, not an irrevocable conclusion.

Your knowledge has great value. Increase that value by always being open to know more.

— Ralph Marston

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