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    Question Meanings of the paragraph

    We are all short-sighted, and very often see but one side of a matter; our views are not extended to all that has a connection with it. From this defect I think no man is free. We see but in part, and we know but in part, and therefore it is no wonder we conclude not right from our partial views. This might instruct the proudest esteemer of his own parts how useful it is to talk and consult with others, even such as come short of him in capacity, quickness, and penetration; for since no one sees all, and we generally have different prospects of the same thing, according to our different, as I may say, positions to it, it is not incongruous to think, not beneath any man to try, whether another man may not have notions of things which have escaped him, and which his reason would make use of if they came into his mind.

    Could anyone explain this paragraph?

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    Re: Meanings of the paragraph

    No one knows everything and we should listen to others and try to be more receptive and open minded

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