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Recognizing your own ignorance is a sign of wisdom. Ignorance, in itself, is not a problem. The real problem arises when ignorance is ignored or denied.

Chapter 71

Knowing ignorance is strength.
Ignoring knowledge is sickness.
Only by sick of the sickness, one can be without sickness.
The sage is not sick, because he is sick of sickness.
Therefore he is not sick.

What's Master DudeWay Say?

Take it from The Dude, man, acknowledging what you don't know is part of the journey. Ignorance ain't an issue as long as you're aware and willing to learn. Like that time The Dude ends up in the middle of a situation way over his head. He doesn't understand all the details, but he doesn't pretend to either. Embracing the unknown, that's the ticket to a chill life, man.

Dudeism Abides

In the Big Lebowski, The Dude is comfortable with not knowing everything. He knows what he doesn't know and he's cool with it. That's part of his charm and why he seems so at peace.

Embrace the unknown,
Peace in the heart of the Dude,
Wise is the unschooled.

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