All you need in this life is ignorance

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XinJinXiang

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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

What does it means?
Does it means we need ignorance in the life?
 
  • PaulQ

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    English - England
    The comment refers to Mark Twain's observation that most people who are successful are ignorant and confident.
     

    Bondstreet

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    He is really just making a joke that if you have enough confidence in yourself, you can convince other people that you are full of knowledge, even if, in fact, you know nothing! Confidence tricksters and fraudsters have this ability.
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