"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil,
Donald Rumsfeld discussed:
"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
stresses is 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."
In an interview with Elon
Musk (wiki), someone asked him something close to:
"How is it you can do
so much, including starting PayPal,
a car company,
a solar company,
and even a space program that challenges NASA?"
His answer in essence was:
"I read a lot of books."
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
I invite you to consider:
of your life is affected by your thoughts in your mind?
Be mindful that so much of life
is learned. Knowledge provides solutions that can help you move in a
positive direction in your life.
Thank YOU for reading this!
By David Morgan
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