The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing – Socrates – UPSC Ethics Thinkers

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Socrates

Examine the meaning of quote and its significance for an administrator. (150 Words)
“The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing” This classic quote by Socrates means that only person who thinks that he knows nothing will try to achieve knowledge from anyone and everyone he comes across in life then that person might be a king or a beggar.
An administrator in his life will come across various people in his life with different experience and knowledge sets , he would meet an industrialist and a beggar on same day , He must be curious to learn from both and try and understand the problems of both the people and solve their problems accordingly. He must not have prejudices against any people and must be willing to change his own views and unlearn and learn only then he/she will be able to successfully discharge his duties towards society as a whole.
Intellectual ego –> stagnation and degradation –> inability to relate to emerging problems of society



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