Pico Iyer, a highly reputable author, considers what he learned while traveling to new places with the Dalai Lama in his speech on the unknown.
He explains that as people age, they become more knowledgeable through their experiences, which in turn shows them just how much they truly don't know. While he stresses that he does not believe that "ignorance is bliss," he explains that having the modesty to accept a lack of knowledge is one of the most important things people can do. By expanding on this thought, he reveals that the opposite of knowledge doesn't necessarily mean ignorance, but can mean mystery, wonder and endless possibility instead.
It's because of this, that he's been motivated to explore more and to have an open mind towards those around him. With this, Pico Iyer's speech on the unknown considers the beauty of accepting one's ignorance and acknowledging it, rather than ignoring it or seeking an answer that simply isn't there.
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