Knowing what you ignore becomes knowledge and certain sort of certainty…
"Reality backs up while it is approached by the subject who tries to understand it. Ignorance and knowledge grow together"
(Meacham, 1983, p.130)
Earlier, in a blog I had the idea that Knowledge-based organizations, Learning Organizations were more likely to make satisfactory decisions, since they can manage their different assets with more certainty. But know having read this phrase, which really make sense, when explained by (Weick, 1993, p. 641)Arguing that as much knowledge we have more inquiries we have as well.
Then, know I tend to think that is not only about knowledge, but how many questions we have and the recognition of what we do not know. Going back to the situational awareness video, about the men, who went in the Nitrogen (space). Perhaps if they had said, we do not know how Risky this is ,it would have been as useful as useful when making their decision, than having the actual knowledge of how risky it was. Perhaps, we do not need to know every thing, but it is important to recognize and be aware of our ignorance as well, which could be called another kind of self-knowledge or awareness. I think this is the point when ignorance becomes knowledge.
Meacham (1983,p. 187) argued that wisdom is an attitude rather than a skill or a body of information
Meacham, John A. 1983 "Wisdom and the context of knowledge."InD. Kuhnand J.A. Meacham (eds.), Contributions Human Development, 8: 111-134. Basel: Karge
Weick, K. (1993). The Collapse of Sensemaking in Organizations: The Mann Gulch Disaster. Administrative Science Quarterly, 38 (4), 628-652