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Part II: Paradoxical Principle #2 > Be Aware and Wary of What You Know

Chapter 10. Be Aware and Wary of What You Know

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you in trouble; it’s what you know for sure that ain't so.”

—Mark Twain

When faced with a decision, the first thing people do is arrange and rearrange what they know. They put their facts in order. If they do not have enough facts, they collect more. Being aware of what you know and knowing more is a good decision-making strategy. But you also need to be wary of what you know, as Mark Twain pointed out. Today’s information society produces new knowledge so rapidly that old knowledge becomes obsolete rapidly. This makes it wise to be both aware and wary of what you know.


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