"We don't know what we don't know" is a quote that was derived from a
response by Donald
Rumsfeld, former United States Secretary of Defense. One of the points he implies that the "unknown unknowns"
can be very important.
In his response, he says:
"But there are also unknown unknowns.the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones."
Education provides solutions by helping to make known the "unknown
If you think about it, it can have at least two important points that can show the
value of knowledge:
The information you don't know about something could be as or even more important than the information you think you know about something.
It's easy to understand that people have to work hard and learn lots of knowledge to be a doctor, lawyer, or
most any other highly skilled job. How many other aspects of your life will
benefit from knowledge? For example, working to learn how the mind works can be extremely
valuable. After all, consider how much
of our life is affected by our thoughts in our mind!