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"I can live with doubt, and uncertainty, and not knowing..."

I can live with doubt, and uncertainty, and not knowing. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, and possible beliefs, and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I’m not absolutely sure of anything, and in many things I don’t know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we’re here, and what the question might mean. I might think about a little, but if I can’t figure it out, then I go to something else. But I don’t have to know an answer. I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without having any purpose, which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell, possibly. It doesn’t frighten me.


Richard Feynman from The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

Reader Comments (1)

Richard Feynman was a great man! He teaches so much to so many.
February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA Smart Student

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