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A Paradoxical Self-Referential Statement

A small discussion in a meeting about two decades ago.

Lior: Some people in the department think that they are wiser than what they really are

John: I am really wiser than what I think I am.

John’s statement is paradoxical (and funny). It looks similar to famous paradoxical self referential statements but it has some twist.

See also this question on philosophy stack-exchange