“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