It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Chapter 3, Page 20, Book 13
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Knowledge The fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association I read a story about wood pecker not long ago and as they are often visitors here at our bird feeders, I found it interesting enough to share with you all. The story not only tells a lot about woodpeckers but about knowledge too.
The story goes that the person heard the distinct rat-a-tat of what had to be a woodpecker. They thought the bird they saw was drilling in a light pole for insects to eat. But as they watched, they discovered that the busy bird was pecking on the plastic globe of a street light.
What a dumb bird, I thought. There would be no bugs to gain where it was pecking. After researching woodpeckers on the Internet, it was discovered that what they saw was probably a downy woodpecker whose drumming wasn’t for food but was actually a mating call and an announcement about the bird’s territory. The bird wasn’t dumb after all. We were the ignorant ones.
I've found that no matter how old I get there is always more to learn. We cannot judge things due to their appearance.