I did not know that!
the sheer ignorance required to think we really know all there is to know about the physical world and to assume it was the work of a bearded guy in the sky is absolutely mind boggling to me.
how dare you think you know everything!
that being said, knowledge is power. and one advantage of not having a social life (read: not having a girlfriend) is being able to focus my energies on soaking up as much knowledge as possible. and boy have i got a lot of work to do!
as a sinophile, i'm embarrassed that i know very little about tibet and its history, so i picked up a book and intend to get informed.
stocking is the new planking and i gotta learn me some of that!
a recent re-viewing of the matrix reminded me that i know next to nothing about alternate states of consciousness and the possibilities born out of philosophical thought experiments, so here i come nietzsche! here i come, camus!
of course, one can never know everything, but admitting that and trying to better one's self through knowledge is a much better alternative to wading in the status quo of being controlled by delusional barbarians.