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Narren, Kinder, Schläfer, und Weise August 13, 2006

Posted by The Truth in Im Allgemeinen.
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Der, der nicht weiss, und nicht weiss, dass er nicht weiss, ist ein Narr – melde ihn.
Der, der nicht weiss, und weiss, dass er nicht weiss, ist ein Kind – lehre ihn.
Der, der weiss, und nicht weiss, dass er weiss, schläft – erwecke ihn.
Doch der, der weiss, und weiss, dass er weiss, ist ein Weiser – folg ihm.

Slutted off The Pathless Land. Wisdom at 3 in the morning.

Translated, it goes like this:

-he who is ignorant, but is ignorant of his ignorance, is a fool – report him.
he who is ignorant, but is aware of his ignorance, is a child – teach him.
he who is knowledgeable, but who is ignorant of his knowledge, sleeps – wake him.
but, he who is knowledgeable, and is aware of his knowledge, is wise – follow him.

Truly, however, i think a truly wise person is one who is knowledgeable, and is aware of it, but is aware of his ignorance in other places, or the limits of his knowledge. A wise person also doesn’t dwell too much on his lack of knowledge, and uses his faculties wisely.

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