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It's easier to fool people, than to convince them they have been fooled.

 
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It's easier to fool people, than to convince them they have been fooled.
Mark Twain said this and I agree.

I guess once you are in denial, your pride/ego has a hard time admitting that perhaps you are not as smart as you think you are?!
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Ah Mark Twain, if only you were alive today and we could smoke a bowl.
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Re: It's easier to fool people, than to convince them they have been fooled.
Mark Twain said this and I agree.

I guess once you are in denial, your pride/ego has a hard time admitting that perhaps you are not as smart as you think you are?!
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I think the three hardest words one can say is " I don't know ".
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I think the three hardest words one can say is " I don't know ".
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So we are meant to pretend that we know everything?
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I think the three hardest words one can say is " I don't know ".
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So we are meant to pretend that we know everything?
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No, but it certainly seems that way these days, at least to me. I really only know enough to know how little I really know.
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I am gullible.
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I really only know enough to know how little I really know.
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lol, always said the very same thing.

I am smart enough to know how dumb I really am!
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I am gullible.
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At least if you admit it, you can work on fixing it.
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I really only know enough to know how little I really know.
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lol, always said the very same thing.

I am smart enough to know how dumb I really am!
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That being said, I was thinking the other day, it's possible to know something and not know it.
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Re: It's easier to fool people, than to convince them they have been fooled.
Mark Twain said this and I agree.

I guess once you are in denial, your pride/ego has a hard time admitting that perhaps you are not as smart as you think you are?!
 Quoting: Great white 23801507


I think the three hardest words one can say is " I don't know ".
 Quoting: !saac


I am finding three harder words "I was wrong", I think a lot of voters refuse to believe they were duped.
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That being said, I was thinking the other day, it's possible to know something and not know it.
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I think you can put your mind in a state of detachment.

And in that state you seem to push knowledge that is less important to the back of your mind.

So sometimes it is almost as if you have to re-learn something you already know.

Least that is how I feel come Monday morning at work.
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That being said, I was thinking the other day, it's possible to know something and not know it.
 Quoting: !saac


I think you can put your mind in a state of detachment.

And in that state you seem to push knowledge that is less important to the back of your mind.

So sometimes it is almost as if you have to re-learn something you already know.

Least that is how I feel come Monday morning at work.
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I can understand that.

I was thinking more how somebody can be under the impression they don't understand something like a mathematical concept until somebody explains it to them in a way that makes them realize they understood it quite well, like the concept of integration and the old " guess how many jellybeans are in this jar to win a prize " problem.

I've noticed that good teachers don't only teach us new things, they show us we already knew, we just didn't think we knew.
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I've noticed that good teachers don't only teach us new things, they show us we already knew, we just didn't think we knew.
 Quoting: !saac


They unlock your mind from those that have tried so hard to control it.

I think a great teacher teaches you how not to be scared, and the rest you learn yourself.

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