Week 413 // Don’t Know

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Everybody has to find their way home
Nobody can describe the things they don’t know

Everybody has to find their way home
Nobody can describe the things they don’t know
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Notes
I have a wise friend who is fond of admitting his blind spots. He sometimes remarks “I don’t know because I don’t know”. In even more reflective moments, he asks, “how is it that I could even know, if I didn’t know?”.

There is a beautiful and haunting admission of unknowing happening here. It isn’t ignorance, because there is a central awareness of the absence of knowledge afoot. In fact, these words belie the presence and abundance of greater knowledge.

I am afraid that I have paraphrased my friend poorly in this song. Nonetheless, this song is a mantra dedicated to his philosophy of the absence of knowing. At the root of this philosophy is the acceptance of our fallible ignorance, and in that acceptance there is liberty. Thanks, I must pledge, to my friend.

~M.E.

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One thought on “Week 413 // Don’t Know

  1. The idea is absolutely right. It is a challenge to know what you don’t know. The starting point is to be aware that there is much to be learned. Nice package.

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