Knowing everything

The problem with knowing is that we think we know everything, or what we know is not enough for us to know everything.

Truth to the matter is that we can never, ever know enough. Decisions has to be made, under the reality of the unknown, and under the guise of thinking that we know everything.

Take a superficial example, a beautiful lady, she knows she is beautiful, come on, we guys know a beautiful lady when we see one, and a beautiful lady knows she is beautiful by the way the men looks at her. so that knowledge is a barrier, She is beautiful, then why hadn’t she attracted the right mate? and for the men, she is darn beautiful, she must have a boyfriend, and the circle perpetuates. What is not known, perhaps is that because she is beautiful, that is why men do not dare to approach her.

You see, it is safe, very safe to just type a couple of words and argue over it theoretically and academically. In our world, we want all the information we can get to make a safe and calculated decision, we think that the known, can mitigate the unknown. Instead, the known, blinds us from what is unknown to us. What is known, is already the ‘know’, and therefore cannot be unknown anymore, so how can we use the known to mitigate, protects us from the risks of the unknown. The unknown cannot be known, otherwise is will become the known, hence the unknown is no longer a relevant word. Because of the very unknown, we need to keep striving, to make more unknowns, known. And to complicate matter, no amount of knowns can help us cope with the unknowns.

It is not a simple statistical equation of, say, now that i have 100 known unknowns, so there are 100 less unknown unknowns. Sorry, the unknowns is quite simply the unknowns, and no one knows how many unknowns there is. we just have to live with it.

That is the crux of life, living with the unknowns. Life is unknown, no amount of education, logic can make more unknown known. we can never know enough, we gotta keep going, learn, uncover the mysteries, that way our lives will be filled with surprises and serendipitous events that defines our lives.


About Who is Randy Lim

This blog is about the journey and experiences in my life as an Aikidoka. With close to 20 years in the arts, I'll make comments and judgements based on 2 principles, E&E. Experimentation and Experiential reflection. please enjoy, and comment freely.
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