8/21/12

A Sobering Thought



To know how good you are at something requires the same skills as it does to be good at that thing. Which means if you’re absolutely hopeless at something, you lack exactly the skills it takes to know you’re absolutely hopeless at it. This is a profound discovery—that most people who have absolutely no idea what they’re doing have absolutely no idea that they have no idea what they’re doing. It explains a great deal of life.” —John Cleese