And he knows that he knows nothing. (Cos let's face it, it's come up in conversation.)
*gestures vaguely at the current state of the planet and the President of the USA*
...clearly the time for subtlety is long gone.
What's so admirable about knowing nothing?
Well, people who understand that they don't know everything - who, in other words, have a nice healthy dose of both realism and humility - don't usually try to pretend that they do know everything.
They ask for advice, they try to understand the situation, they don't let their own over-inflated ego perpetuate ignorance.
And yes, I'm generalising, and I totally get that in some cases this may not be true - life is a complex and surprising thing - but I'm going with the balance of probability here.
*Or, y'know, real wolves - Game of Thrones & all that!
Never give up on hope. It gives us power. As does one of the most important lessons we will ever learn. We know nothing.