Thought-provoking quote of the week:

“History suggests that we tend to be overconfident about what we know, and that we never know as much as we think we do.  Whatever age we live in, our perspective is always much more limited than we believe, and even as we progress in our understanding, blind spots remain that astonish and appall those who come after us.”

From “Acedia & Me,” by Kathleen Norris

How smart are we, really?  What “facts” are we so confident of today that will be proved foolish tomorrow?  I love how the idea in this quote bursts the bubble of how knowledgeable we think we are.  We’re so quick to be arrogant and so slow to be humble.

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