The Socratic Paradox is the name for a phrase that Socrates was said to have believed. It is, “I know that I know nothing.” Or something along those lines. Last year, I took four AP courses, and this year I’m working on five. It would be an understatement to say I learned a lot throughout high school. Despite this, I’ve never felt more ignorant than I do now. I suppose that this is a good thing, it has the potential to push me towards my goals. Although, sometimes I think it brings me down. Sometimes it feels like what I learn is small compared with what there is to learn.
Well I wanted to do something to change this. I can’t learn everything, there’s always going to be a vast wealth of knowledge that I won’t touch. I’ve come to the conclusion that if I start to understand what I already know, I can shake that feeling of being lost. So, I decided maybe I’d write a little. Maybe I’d sit down and put some of my thoughts down. Maybe someone here or there would read it. I’m not sure what makes a good blog post. Most of the time I’m going to write about what I’m doing; stuff like CAD projects or interesting classes. Once and awhile I’ll write about more philosophical stuff, random topics that intrigue me. In a way that’s what this entry is.
I’m not a writer by any means. English has always been my worst class. I’ve always been better at factoring equations and finding derivatives. I write in a journal; it helps get my thoughts down, but it’s unrefined and sloppy. I hope to change that in this blog, and in turn get better at writing. I want to create posts that are specific and polished. Something along the lines of a great article, but a little more personal. I’m still going to feel naive and foolish as I continue to learn, that feeling won’t leave me. But, through writing, I believe I can gain a little more perspective.