An attitude of openness is essential for self-understanding. Read More
Donald Rumsfeld certainly was no hero, and used this concept to defend his own ineptitude, but he was correct in that there are known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unkowns. It's this last pairing that is crucial to remain open to because it is these that are the rudder to the ship of your life.
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Peg O'Connor, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
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