Excellent article. Describes my hang-ups to a "T". I have read about this recently, but this articulates it in a very personal and relatable way.
It's funny, at a VERY young age, when applying for a job I had no experience in, long before Google, I quoted Samuel Johnson:
"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it"
I got offered the job.
I've used that quote to describe my attitude and aptitude for the rest of my 30 year working life so far. I have however become less certain about a lot of things as I have got older. I guess, if you know really know how to learn, and ask questions about everything, the more you learn, the more you realise you don't know.
"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and at the backs of books in libraries."
— Samuel Johnson
I wonder, would the great Samuel Johnson have replaced that with "GIYF" now?