'One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing' said Socrates in around 400BC. If the most learned Greek philosopher of all time felt like that it makes you wonder what hope there is for the rest of us!
But take heart from Albert Einstein: “The important thing” he said, “is not to stop questioning.”
Rumour has it that Albert Einstein's brain was remarkable for its unremarkable size and shape. It looked much like every other human brain. Of course, there must have been something going on in there that, generally speaking, doesn’t tax the grey matter of other, less awesomely brilliant anthropoids. But from our very first moments on this earth to our very last breath we all have the capacity to learn. And in the same way that physical exercise keeps our body in shape so mental stimulation improves brain function and protects against cognitive decline.
So, even though we may not manage to unravel the mysteries of the universe or find a cure for cancer we can all explore our potential for success and satisfy our thirst for knowledge through making the most of the training and education opportunities around us.
Live to learn and you’ll learn to live.