The Socratic Paradox

Last Update: March 10, 2015


The Socratic Paradox : “I know that I know nothing”

This is the well known saying that Plato attributes to the Greek philosopher Socrates. It’s a law of the universe that the more you learn about something the more you realize that you know nothing at all.

This has been proven over and over again in my life. The more I learned how to play the guitar, the more I realized that I don’t know that much about guitar. And in horticulture as well, the more I learned about the land, trees, bushes, and flowers the more I become overwhelmed by my ignorance.

This is true wisdom: to learn something and realize that you really don’t know that much about the subject.

Only the ignorant believe that they have mastered a subject and so they rest on their limited knowledge. Ignorance is bliss.

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But as I enter my fifth month at WA, I have heard my share of compliments and kind words about my accomplishments, knowledge and my rank. But the truth is that I am overwhelmed by how little I know about all this.

So, I have 9 websites. And for each one, I went through the WA training to make sure I understood what I was doing. And each time, I am surprised by how much I learned again. And each time, I find only my ignorance.

This isn't self deprecation. This is self awareness.

Honestly, I enter this fifth month with a sober mind and heart about how much I still need to understand things like SEO, Keywords, Optins, and Traffic. Sure, I know the basics and have applied them. But there is this feeling that I don’t understand.

And the reason why I feel this way is because I only know the basics. I haven’t reached a deeper level of understanding where I can more effectively apply this training in a way that makes me successful. But I suspect that when I get there, I will realize all over again that I don’t understand.

Why?

It’s Socrates looking over my shoulder.

Pastor Tae



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lotuschick Premium
what a refreshing post! And super impressive at 5 months wow!
Lotus^^
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PastorTae Premium
Thank you Lotus. Cool name. Wish you much success
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jonw Premium
Heyya P.Tae
Join the crowd on this one.
Right now we are gaining knowledge.
If we're blessed, wisdom comes a bit later.
Personally I'd rather have time with Solomon or Job, than Socrates.
((-: J
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PastorTae Premium
I wish I could blog about them
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jonw Premium
You can, just on your own site.
Do a short blurb here, linked to your blog.
Write your Passions, Don't let anyone stop you!
(-: J
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PastorTae Premium
I do on my sites. Thx
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SowAndReap Premium
Great blog, Pastor :)
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PastorTae Premium
Thanks. I prayed for you. How are you doing?
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SowAndReap Premium
I'm doing much better, got my blog done. :) Appreciate the prayers, very kind of you. :)
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bsmith1222 Premium
At my 5th month I can only hope to be near the level you are at
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PastorTae Premium
You mean the level of ignorance?
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JewelCarol Premium
Pastor Tae, you are very funny, makes me smile, lol. :)
If you are a level of ignorance, then what me?? lol. ;)
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PastorTae Premium
Don't worry about it. Just keep dancing and enjoying your success
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JewelCarol Premium
Yes, thank you so much, I am dancing again today, lol. :)
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PastorTae Premium
wonderful. May He continue to put joy in your heart
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JewelCarol Premium
Yes, he does put joy in my heart everyday!! :)
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PastorTae Premium
That's a very powerful statement. Most people don't do that. 1 Thess. 5:16 and 18
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JewelCarol Premium
Great verses, will meditate on it, lol. :)
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PastorTae Premium
You're already living it
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Larry_T Premium
Socrates wad one smart dude. So wad Steve Jobs and now we have Pastor Tae. The world is a better place because of you Pastor Tae.
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PastorTae Premium
Don't put me near those two! But thank you for kindness. And it great to have you at WA.
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