Feeling Nescient?

The word ‘science’ means ‘to know’.
The word ‘nescience’ means ‘to not know’.

Nescience and ignorance both mean ‘not knowing’, but there is a very important difference.

Nescience is not knowing, because information is not available.
Ignorance is not knowing, because of a refusal to acknowledge what is available.

We may feel that something is missing in our life, but we don’t know what = nescience.
Being told something about our life and dismissing this = ignorance.

A feeling of nescience is not ignorance;
it is an indication of wanting to know.

With compassion, we look to see what is missing in understanding.

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