Admitting and accepting your ignorance is the start of knowledge and wisdom

Plato’s Socrates is an irritating gadfly in debate. He spends his whole time asking questions that show how ignorant his interlocutors are. But he was the first to admit that he knew nothing about anything, and his purpose in asking questions was to find out more. Quite the starting point for one of Western civilisation’s first and most enduring philosophers.

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