Confessions of a fool

-- Tan Chade Meng


Learning is an interesting experience.

When I started to learn, I thought I was smart.
The more I learned, the smarter I thought I was.

I continued to learn more and more.
Then, one day, I realized that the more I learn,
the more I know, the more I know that I do not know.

I stopped thinking that I was smart.
In fact, I began to realize that I was a fool.
The more I learned, the more foolish I realized I was.

One day, I realized how complete my foolishness was.
On that day, I felt liberated.

-- Chade Meng