Cherish uncertainty and be wary of certaintyIn the ancient Greek philosopher Plato's account of his teacher the famous philosopher Socrates, Plato has the character of Socrates say a famous statement that has influenced me greatly. That statement is Socrates' claim to know nothing when others claimed knowing all sorts of things. The phrase "I know nothing" may seem extreme but it is about the issue of accepting uncertainty in regards to knowledge, and this is something that anyone who pursues regular self-improvement of their knowledge in both expanding awareness and challenging their own assumptions will take an attitude of. I am interested in history, politics, and philosophy, however my interest has only made me more aware of the extent of limitations to my knowledge when faced with information I am not familiar with. For a time this frustrated me, but over time I have recognized that part of learning is accepting uncertainty and being wary of your own perceptions when you believe you know something complex for certain.
Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere, has died. He was 95.
Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family representative told The Hollywood Reporter.
I am speechless...