When I was younger I thought I knew everything. How naive right? In a way though…I did know everything.
See the problem was, what I didn’t know at that time was that I don’t know what I don’t know. That’s what makes this tweet by E. J. Koh resonate with me so much.
I have learned, just like this tweet says, that education and learning and growing and leveling up are lifelong pursuits. There is no end game. This is very much so an infinite game, as Simon Sinek would describe it.
Ever play the game You Don’t Know Jack? Do you remember it from “back in the day?” :) Well, try as you might and much like every other trivia game there is undoubtably things you just don’t know. You can answer 100 questions in a row and the next one you could not know. That’s what I think of when I read this tweet.
This is something I am desparately trying to impart to my kids. The love and enthusiasm to be a lifelong learner. To be obsessed with knowing more today than they did yesterday. One of my jobs as a parent is to foster this love for learning, a love to be curious.
So, I could not agree with this tweet more. I love this.
What about you?