When you THINK you can, you MIGHT. When you KNOW you can, YOU WILL. Contemplate EVERYTHING until you truly know. You MUST know.
~ Excerpt from Chapter 8: “Your Intelligence”
I challenge you to pose the “unanswerable questions” of meaning, thus establishing yourself as a question-asking member of our society.
There exists “unanswerable questions” that seem entirely idle and have always been, and continue to be vilified as such. These “unanswerable questions” are hidden deep behind all of the cognitive questions for which we have found answers.
If we, as a society, continue to lose our desire to quench our thirst for meaning (thinking), and refrain from asking the “unanswerable questions”, it is likely that we will lose the ability to produce the results we desire, the genius that lives within us, and our artistic potentiality. Furthermore, we ultimately risk losing the ability and determination necessary to ask all of the ANSWERABLE questions upon which every civilization is established, sustains itself by and further – THRIVES.
Men are four:
He who knows not and knows not he knows not, he is a fool – shun him;
He who knows not and knows he knows not, he is a pupil – teach him;
He who knows and knows not he knows, he is asleep – wake him;
He who knows and knows he knows, he is wise – follow him!
~ Lady Burton—Life of Sir Richard Burton. Given as an Arabian Proverb
Even though our hunger for knowledge may remain unsatisfied due to the immensity of the unknown, the loss of our ability to continues to ASK, leaves behind an ever-expanding wealth of knowledge that is meant to be stored and shared internally by every civilization as a integral component of its existence.
The loss of this aggregation of critical knowledge – and of the technical proficiency required to safeguard, sustain and expand it, could inevitably lead to the end of a particular civilizations very existence.
To answer is to KNOW.