“You study, study, study, and at the end, you are lucky enough to discover the greatest gift of education: that you know nothing at all.“
Socrates the Greek philosopher set out to find out “what is it that man does know and how he comes to know it.” According to Plato the oracle at Delphi in a statement categorized Socrates as the wisest man in Greece, so he went about all Greece searching in vain for a man who was wiser than himself. As a result, he came to his own conclusion that “he alone was wise because he alone knew that he knew nothing.”
Thus when you set out to study, study, study, and at the end, you are lucky enough to discover the greatest gift of education: that you know nothing at all, is at that point in time you alone know that you are wise. In spite of what you study and how much you study you cannot exhaust all the knowledge of the universe. You can only study and become specialized in one specific field at a time. As a result, one is ignorant in the fields of studies he does know. To say that you are educated without specifying the field or fields you have studied is considered an open statement, and therefore leaves a question mark, and you may be asked, “Educated in what field or fields?
Man has his limitations, and therefore he cannot be all knowing. But, the Creator, who is all knowing did bless man, and command him to be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion ….”[Genesis 1:28] So man has the right to knowledge. He has the God given permission to study the Universe and harness the principles and use them in way to make himself comfortable, and happy.
There is no gainsaying that man has not advanced in the knowledge of the Arts, science and technologies from the Stone Age to the present, for the signs are all around us, but all these are but a speck of knowledge in a very wide, long and deep ocean. And you know what!
“You study, study, study, and at the end, you are lucky enough to discover the greatest gift of education: that you know nothing at all.”