The Idea

“Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better”- Mark Van Doren

Doren’s words could straightforwardly represent the basic procedure necessary for animal adaptation, but it strikes my understanding as one that reveals the formula for wisdom. This blog will be a platform, on which i’ll attempt to place answers to unsought questions, level them into comprehension through writing and rereading, and hopefully stir cognitive conflict within the reader. This blog will help recall and redefine that piece of knowledge.



One Response to “The Idea”

  1. Steve December 30, 2008 at 8:06 am #

    Knowledge of now is only stepping stone to a higher one, or a doorway to another…

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