“The one thing Socrates knew beyond a shadow of a doubt was that he didn’t know anything beyond a shadow of a doubt.” 

Some of the best lessons we ever learn in our lives are the ones we experience in those little twists and turns in our pathways. We tend to not know what lies ahead of us, but somehow we keep trying believing there is something precious hiding somewhere waiting to be discovered.

Saying “I don’t know” can sometimes be the wisest thing we have ever said. When we say “I don’t know” we open ourselves to the unknown, and we allow our inner curiosity to flourish.

In reality we really don’t know everything. We don’t know if parallel universes theory is correct, we still have to learn a lot about dark energy, and we still don’t know if there is an alien life that exists out there. There is no shame in saying “I don’t know” because there are certain things that still lie beyond our current levels of understanding.

There is no difference between rational and irrational decisions, because either way we don’t know what will happen next.

However, every great invention begins in these undiscovered, dark places where we fear to step in. We hold protest signs not knowing where we’ll end up. With every great invention, we step into the unknown. “We jump off cliffs and develop our wings on the way down.”

Yes, we don’t know what’s going to happen next, but somehow we have a blind trust that it will turn out great. This blind trust isn’t passive... it is the strong belief we hold and plant in our great ideas.

If it’s through the lenses of a camera you begin to discover the reality you live in, make sure you appreciated the wisdom of not knowing.