‘Memorised the ways to find fault’

Friday 24 February 2012, 9.09am HKT

 The ability to explain is not necessarily equated with knowing:—

I can do it right but can’t explain how. You can do it right and explain everything — so? Just because I can’t explain doesn’t mean I don’t know. I know what to do and how to do that’s actually correct, but because many people don’t know it’s correct, they think it’s wrong. You can spot and explain how things are wrong, but I don’t see you mostly able to ‘do it.’ All you could do is just memorise the ways to find fault. You don’t do faults — that’s because you can’t even ‘do,’ let alone make a mistake.”

(Overheard, 24 Feb 2012, 2.14am, McDonald’s)

(Free translation from the original Cantonese Chinese)

© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2012. Image via Sacred Bonding.

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  1. Grasp the subject, the words will follow.- Cato the Elder


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