I have this nifty little content widget on my Google home page that shows me a new quote each day. Most of the time they are pretty lame and I just ignore them but every once in a while I read an interesting one. The one I saw today seemed somewhat clever at first but then I realized it may have two completely unrelated meanings. The author of the quote is Marquis de Vauvenargues, whom I have no idea who he is so I don’t know the context of the quote.
The things we know best are the things we haven’t been taught.
At first I thought it meant that the things we learn on our own accord are the things we end up being experts at. I soon realized a second meaning could be that people often claim to be experts on things they know nothing about, hence
the things we haven’t been taught.
What do you think?