Wednesday, January 17, 2018

What happens the day after do nothing day?  Could it be a day of something and knowing about something?  Today isn't Epistemology Day, though.  There doesn't seem to be a day that celebrates the theory of knowledge, of knowing.  It could be Ontology Day - that's the study of existence.  No day of celebration there, either.  

So perhaps the day after doing nothing is the day of knowing nothing or not knowing something. We can trace this back to the Greeks.  "You don't know what you don't know," and  "Wisdom is knowing what you don't know."  These are attributed to Socrates.

Modern variations on this:
"Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do".  Jean Piaget

"Knowing what you don't know is more useful than being brilliant".  Charles Munger

So today we can be practical, as it is Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day or we can wait for tomorrow and celebrate Thesaurus Day.

We're looking at the historic house at Peninsula Ridge Winery.  These are pictures from previous winters.

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