You Can’t Know Everything


Knowledge is power! And the hunger for knowledge should be never ending. Thomas Huxley suggested, ‘Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.’

Some would like to know something about everything and some may believe in knowing everything about something!

I think, both are practically impossible, as the depth and breadth of information available today is boundless and bottomless. Is it humanly possible to follow either of the suggestions?

Some brilliant folks might still achieve the impossible but then how will they respond to this thought from Thomas Edison ‘We don’t know a millionth of 1% about anything!

Linking this to Write Tribe’s 100 Words on Saturday Prompt – a quote from Thomas Huxley

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18 thoughts on “You Can’t Know Everything

  1. A thought provoking post. Whereas it is difficult to know everything of something, at the same time it is dangerous to have a half baked knowledge. Jack of all trades and master of none is also redundant in the present state of affairs.

  2. You are absolutely correct. Tamil female poet, Avvayaar, who lived in the First Century CE said: Katrathu Kai Mann Alavu, Kallathathu Ulagalavu. (Translation: What you have learned is a mere handful; What you haven’t learned is the size of the world)

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