If you had to choose between
- knowing everything and never being able to forget anything
- knowing nothing and never being able to learn anything
(obviously you know how to survive, basic things, you can get along in life fine but have basically no general knowledge or anything)
which would you choose?
If I knew everything, I could get into anyone's account.
I'd write the greatest music possible, and I'd know that nobody could ever write anything better. 100% of people will love it.
but then there's all the suffering and terrible things that happen that you wouldn't be able to get out of your head
Yeah, but I would know how to ignore them.
my knee really hurts, and i'd know how to fix it.
Can I propose a third option?
I already know what it is.
Kill yourself. No way could I live with either of those choices. Going through life as a drone, without emotion, without any type of change? Going through life as the single most knowledgeable person on the planet, including what bad things EVERYONE has done in the history of the world? No. It won't happen.