31 July 2006


"Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance." Robert Quillen

Ignorance is not foolish, but foolish encourages people not to remain ignorance. People don't want to be seen as incompetent idiots, because they don't want to be isolated. Nobody like to be friends with fools. They work hard in order not to be labeled as fools. Although being smart always helps, high IQ, or Intelligence Quotient, can lead people to become complacent, which will sooner or later lead to self-destruction.

Humble perhaps is the key to being wise. People who think they know everything won't listen and learn, and will ultimately become ignorance. Humble helps people "stay hungry, stay foolish", an idea delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, to 2005 graduates of Stanford Univeristy.

Self-aware ignorance does not breed ignornace but wisdom.

For the complete article of "stay hungry, stay foolish", please visit http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.

Ignorance is bliss.

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