DECONSTUCTION

I just noticed this quote on the back of my Good Earth Tea tag:

Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.

– Hugo De Groot (1583-1645)

Now what on earth does that mean? Does he mean the choice to be ignorant? Does he mean wisdom occurs out of ignorance? Which subjects? Anyone? Anyone?

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3 thoughts on “DECONSTUCTION

  1. Maybe it’s a warning against “know-it-all-ism”… and a celebration of open inquiry – delving into subjects we know little about. Wisdom comes not from knowing everything, but from the process of learning…? Or something…

  2. Hmmmm. I’m thinking of some of the wisdom expressed in the book of Proverbs. Maybe wisdom makes you choose not to go down some roads, and, in effect, allows you to remain ignorant of the destruction that would be there……Hmmmm.

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