It’s amazing that how ideas come to my mind. I read books and in most cases I read them to kill time.
I was actually deliberating about dropping my domain name fongstanley.com in my bed one morning then I decided I need a new blog title once I have moved my content. This name “Not So Wise” came to my mind. We are at all time in search of wisdom and until the end of time I don’t think we’ll find all the answers. I read this somewhere that to seek one has to admit deficiency. I want to say here “I’m really Not So Wise…”.
I later found the origin of “Not So Wise” after a little search in my bookshelf. I found this book “Why I am So Wise” by Friedrich Nietzsche. I have to say this little book is the hardest English writing that I have ever read. It’s translated of course because the original was in German.
I think it would have been easier if I knew German. Nietzsche was originally a philologist therefore it could be fun reading his original German words. I’m far too old to learn a new language. Even my sister has given up learning after she married to a German born American.