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what one already knows

Throw out your conceited opinions, for it is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he thinks he already knows.

– Epictetus, Discourses, 2.17.1

I tend to think of creative work — when human beings make things — as being a delicate conversation between doubt, problem solving and willingness to try things out. Part of this conversation means to develop the confidence to express uncertainty or be in a state of not-knowing. And we can’t express genuine uncertainty unless we attempt to release our hold on the things we presume to know.

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