September2012


What you know and what you think you know

Posted on September 24th, by Carlitos in Tactical. No Comments

“The only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing.” ~Socrates

 

I think anyone who has studied anything with any dedication or depth has probably stumbled across the feeling at one time or another, that you had just penetrated a new level of understanding, and with it came the discovery that your actual knowledge, (which you previously thought was fairly complete), was actually just the tip of the iceberg.

 

The more dedicated and studied you became in that subject, the more you discovered just how much you didn’t know.

I bring this up because recently,  a friend of a friend cited something called the “Dunning – Kruger effect”  and, not being familiar with the term, I decided to research it.

 

By definition, the Dunning-Kruger effect refers to:  “a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much … Read More »





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