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Filosophy of Fishing - 7

Mike G

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True Wisdom consists in knowing that one does not know how to fish.



I should comment here that these sayings work because philosophers capture truths that apply in many areas of life. All I do is substitute "fishing" for some other term. The results often shed new light on old topics. In this case Socrates' was advocating approaching problems with an open mind. In fishing, this cannot be done with a mind loaded with preconceptions about what "will work today." "Knowing that we do not know" is a good antidote to making hasty assumptions that could spoil a good day of fishing.


After all, Heraclitus said, "A man cannot fish in the same river twice."

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