Im Kevin J, I’m born and raised in Beijing for my entire life. So I consider myself Chinese. I have been at ISB for 9 years now. I wished I was a single child but unfortunately I have a smaller sibling. I have been in Beijing for my entire life so I think thats the reason I like to see different places around the world.
What do you know for sure, and how do you know it?
Thinking about this question, I looked at what I know but after thinking how I know these things. There are things that I know for certain, but so many things I don’t know if I know if I know it for sure. The things I know for sure is that its simple things that I have experienced with my five senses. I know ice is cold because I felt it before, I know what an orange smells like cause i’ve smelt is before, and so on with all my other senses. Many things such as 1+1=2 can’t be changed no matter what because its logic. But other then simple things I do ask myself if I know it for sure. What I believe is other then whats proven everything else is a guess. I even doubt my own existence.
Many other things that other people know, I don’t know for sure that I know. A example is a war, we always have the perspective of the winners side but not the losers side. Maybe its two entirely different perspective but I can only see what I have been told. So I don’t know if I actually know what happened.
I can only believe what I have experienced myself but other then that I won’t know what I actually know. What I know is constantly changing, outside of what I have experienced myself I believe everything I know is uncertain and just a complete guess.