We’re not very good at knowing what we don’t know.

David Dunning, on the Dunning Kruger Effect, the unknown unknowns, and anosognosia, a condition that shields one from the awareness of one’s disability: via NYTimes. Errol Morris goes on to write, “people tend to do what they know and fail to do that which they have no conception of.  In that way, ignorance profoundly channels the course we take in life.”

Advertisements