Always a student (The Financial Athlete #113)

Here’s a story taken from Lieh-Tzu

‘The Questions of a Child’

Two children were arguing in a marketplace. Confucius was listening.

One child said, “The sun is nearer when rising and gets farther away at noon. I know this because things look bigger when they are closer and smaller when they are farther away.”

The other child said, “No, the sun is nearer at noon because it is hotter. I know this because things are hotter when closer and cooler when farther away.”

The children then asked Confucius, “Wise and learned sir, please tell us when the sun is nearer?”

Confucius replied, “I do not know.”

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The vastness of the unknown supersedes the knowledge of all masters. For this reason, a true master always remains a student. Only with humility can this be done.

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