Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Reflection 22 (Humility)


Let us be truly humble
Our knowledge is limited and our solid certainties become fast much less solid and certain if we only dare to think about them a bit deeper and put ourselves in the shoes of a person with opposite convictions. This does not mean we give up our convictions and beliefs but keep the possibility open that we may not be fully correct in our own thinking.
This will lead to a strong respect for all others.

The most famous example of the person who was wiser than others because he realized he did not know while others thought they knew, was Socrates. Just fantastic how his students came to see that nothing was as certain as they thought just by engaging in interesting dialogues with this superb philosopher.

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