Reflecting on graduating

As I face graduation coming up soon, I’m faced with a conflict of sorts. I’m extremely proud of my accomplishments throughout my education. I’ve worked very hard (despite much procrastination and complaining) and have learned so much. However, as I look out at the greater world I am overwhelmed that I truly know so little. There is so much left to learn in life… trades I want to learn, skills to hone, intellectual topics I’ve barely broken the surface of… It’s very humbling to consider what I’ve done compared to what I still hope to accomplish. Good thing I’m young, optimistic, and value this new humility πŸ™‚

“Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.”

–William Cowper

PS Love Van Gogh, this is the wallpaper on my computer right now πŸ™‚


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  1. Mike

    I think I’ve told you this before, but knowing that you know nothing is proof that you’re intelligent and wise. Only a fool thinks he knows everything. The best thing to do is keep learning your entire life. I’m in awe every time I uncover an entire discipline I didn’t know existed and do everything I can to soak up as much of its information as possible. Keep it going.


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