There is something I don't know
That I am supposed to know.
I don't know what it is I don't know,
And yet am supposed to know,
And I feel I look stupid
If I seem both not to know it
And not to know what it is I don't know.
Therefore, I pretend I know it.
This is nerve-wracking,
Since I don't know what I must pretend to know.
Therefore I pretend to know everything.

-R.D. Laing