I am always humbled by those genuine and sincere learners who admit knowing nothing. Today I stumbled upon an Alice cartoon image which inspired me to write on this subject of not knowing anything. Here’s what is written in this Alice’s story;
“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.”
I have wasted my precious lifetime around all those self-proclaimed scholars that today I find a homeless on a footpath knowing more than them. Those innocent eyes having no idea how another human made a fool out of them.
This inquisitive mind of mine did not come into being from out of nowhere. Many institutions and individuals nurtured it. That is the reason I believe there should be still some sort of knowledge taught in schools so that one becomes trained in at least seeking knowledge.
Knowledge about what?
Since thousands of years, human literature and religions have sold us all this concept of love. Everything else is interconnected with this concept. For example, if you fall on the road, I should pick you up out of a natural same-specie love that is found even in the animals. But then law may prohibit me from helping anyone giving me many excuses i.e. sexual advances, virus, no first-aid knowledge, etc.
Today, probably people seek knowledge for peace, not necessarily to love anyone.
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland