The Socratic Paradox

“I only know that I know nothing.”

That’s no appeal to humility.

It’s no show of humility.

It’s a description of intellectual reality.

It is a myth, that intelligence brings answers to questions.

Well, it’s not a myth, not entirely – but it’s also not an accurate statement.

Intelligence brings a lot more questions than answers.

And with greater intelligence, comes a greater amount of questions.

Painting: “Xantippe Dousing Socrates” by Reyer van Blommendael