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Nothing I Know


Six year old Tammy Lynn Haynes sits at the feet of her mom building a small tower of blocks, ” Mom, you know I can do near about everything there is to do.” she says.

At 19 years old she says, “Just ask me anything.” 

At 41 years old she says, “If it is in my field of work, I know it like the back of my hand.”

At 52 years old, “There is so much knowledge in this great big world that even someone who studies hard can hardly grasp everything there is to know.”

At 71 years old, she says, “You know I have lived a long time and I have come to understand that what I know is small and what I don’t know is very large.”

At 92 years old: ” You know, I have figured out I don’t really know much at all, and I can remember even less than that.”


  1. jjspina says:

    Thanks for the thoughts of wisdom, Tony. Oh so true! 😆Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 🎆🎊🎈

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  2. Leyla says:

    Beautiful post!!

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  3. I don’t think I’ll ever stop learning or think that I know a lot. The world changes and advances daily. I can’t keep up. The older I get, the less I know.

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    • That is so true… The older we get the more we realize the less we know.. You have heard the old joke…”Hire a teenager while he still knows everything.” I used to scratch my head when I was a teenager and they said that joke… I thought to myself ” Yes, I know a great deal.” Now I understand!!!!


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