Know It All

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Know-it-all

Throughout life we come to understand that some people are brilliant, some people want to be brilliant, and then there are those who act brilliant, known as the know it all. To know it all does not mean one understands all of it, as knowing what something is does not mean one knows how it functions. To have knowledge is one thing, learning how to use that knowledge is another. John Wooden once said that “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” There could possibly be two meanings to this. The first being, one can know everything, but one will always learn new things no matter what. The second being to take what one may know and then apply it further, finding new things to learn. Every day is a learning experience, there are those who ignore that, being the so called “know-it-all”, and those who embrace it, often called brilliant. Know-it-alls are often believed to be self-centered and not understanding of others actions and feelings, though they may not show it, they are very in tune to their surroundings and the people around them. They want to learn how the environment may react to them when ignored, thus learning something new every day. The second option is of the ones to which we call brilliant, such people as Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison who have both taken what they had learned and applied it to learn new things which has brought both, not just the title of brilliant, but genius. As seen in this essay, there is much more to a sentence when picked apart and analyzed both logically and creatively, which is the way I have presented it to the reader, whoever he or she may be. I have learned from this quote and I hope to take what I have learned and apply it in my future. Not just in quotes, but of anything written or spoken.
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