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“Knowing”

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Socrates said, “To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.”

He also went on to say that, “True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”

  

If I’m a pessimist, I’d probable look at these two quotes and say, “What’s the use in trying!”

However, through the optimistic outlook we are able to see the endless possibilities between the words. I don’t know all there is to know, and I never will know everything, but when I think of all I’ve come to know in the years I’ve lived…the wonder of what I’ll come to know next…is something I can’t wait to discover.

“Yet…Both Are Right!”

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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” -Albert Einstein 

Which is right, and which isn’t?

As Ralph Waldo Trine puts it: 

“The optimist is right. The pessimist is right. The one differs from the other as light from dark. Yet both are right. Each is right from his own particular point of view, and this point of view is the deterring factor in the life of each.”*

 

*Prelude from “In Tune With the Infinite” by Ralph Waldo Trine

Written in 1897