True knowledge so Socrates says…

true knowledge socrates
True knowledge is knowing that I know nothing.
– Socrates said that and as I first heard that quote in high school, I nodded. Because I realized that there was a lot still to explore. Little I knew then that it applies to all life, not only to what we learn in school, out of books from each other or experience… He wasn’t speaking about knowledge, he was speaking about wisdom. (Translating is and art…)

Socrates’ wisdom

we think we know
yet do we

I don’t know what you think
unless you tell me
and yet
I don’t know if it’s true

I don’t know what you feel
unless you tell me
and yet
i may have felt never felt the same

I don’t know what you see
unless you tell me that it’s blue
and yet
is your blue the same as mine?

I don’t know what you hear
unless you tell me to turn down the volume
and yet
was it the volume or your mood?

I don’t know what you taste
unless you tell me
and yet
I might find disgusting what you could eat all day

I don’t know why you don’t like to smell the roses
why you cannot stand wool on your skin

I don’t know whether the earth is a sphere
it wasn’t flat either

I don’t know anything
at least that is what I know

I also know that I am
that life is

that you are
maybe

 

Not knowing is freedom. The freedom to explore, to evolve, to share experiences, the freedom of movement. Don’t you think so?

Be wise today! :-) Margot

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