Welcome and Hello,
It seems there are so many experts out in the world today. I am in need of some experts. I definitely have come to some conclusions in my 31 years of life. I’m not sure my conclusions are right. This is where I am hoping for expert opinions to aid me in becoming a wiser person and a more productive citizen. I’m not necessarily looking for facts mind you, but different points of view that I haven’t considered.
For example, one of my most recent conclusions about the human mind is that it is completely incapable of grasping the complete picture of just about anything and everything. More and more I see our world as one of cause and effect and I find no congruence between people with regards to what effect results from a particular cause. People answer from their own unique experiences where they either answer from experience or hypothesis. It seems that experience, real living experience where the problems have been encountered multiple times, is the only thing that gives clues to what effects lay ahead. The troubling part to me is it takes years to gain this experience in a given field, and that’s only experience in one field. This thought leaves me feeling that the complete perspective is not in our nature.
Socrates took great pleasure in finding those who were successful in one field and believed that what they learned in their area of expertise carried over into other fields. This was his main definition of a “fool”. It seemed to me that his acceptance of ignorance was his power and wisdom. For me, it seems that this is the only thing that seems to remain a constant in human understanding across different subjects.
Experts, if you’re out there, please help me out. Should I just study history or what?