When I was five years old while sitting in the back of the family car, I informed the driver (my Dad) and other passengers that I thought I knew everything last year but now I really did know everything. I was probably intoxicated with my new found skills in reading and arithmetic. My Dad laughed in a way that I knew I had said something more stupid than funny. My faux pas made quite an impression on me because I remember it 64 years later. You can only recall so many things about your year in Kindergarten and that is an odd moment to remember. I assume I was embarrassed about amusing people with my ignorance. But it did not teach me to think before I speak. More than six decades later, I know so much more stuff but awareness of my ignorance still grows with each passing year. And that is one more thing I have learned since Kindergarten.


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