Méng, not knowing
The great image says: At the foot of the mountain a spring wells up: Ignorance.
Méng: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
This hexagram is complementary to hex.49.
Top 9: Beating the ignorant. Fruitless to behave hostile. Fruitful to prevent violence.
As ye sow, so shall ye reap. Trying to educate using violence will raise to violence. One passes on what one is, a balanced teacher makes stable minds, arbitrariness rears to unseemliness. The same applies to your mind and body: do not force your muscles and brain to do something, just show them the way.
Relating hexagram: hex.7) Use the best means you have and avoid anything less.
6 at 5: Youthful ignorance. Auspicious.
Complete openness makes learning and development incredibly fast and large. Every thought, knowledge, even admiration, close this gate. Then one will need teachers and effort.
Relating hexagram: hex.59) No need to worry about what is out of your grasp.
6 at 4: Restricting ignorance. distress.
One teaches to make the right choices by showing all choices. Hiding the dark makes choosing for light impossible, and limiting choices hinders the ability to oversee and evaluate.
Relating hexagram: hex.64 When the right circumstances present themselves, then act!
6 at 3: No benefit of taking a woman who, when she sees a rich man, loses control of herself. No ground that bears fruit.
Only connect with what is true and has values. Everything else causes loss of one's own character and dignity. Do not choose what depends on you without the power to be itself or to respect boundaries.
Relating hexagram: hex.18 Not everything can be perfect. Make it the best you can.
9 at 2: To care for the ignorant, auspicious. To enjoy the woman, auspicious. Children sustain the family.
To care for the immature - actually for anyone - is an investment for the future. Always look for new possibilities and develop them, even if they do not pay yet. The first steps of creating the future are crucial.
Relating hexagram: hex.23 Use your understanding to strip your life of anything wrong.
6: Enlighten ignorance, fruitful to make criminals work as punishment, take off shackles and manacles, because they hinder movement.
One can learn a lot of one's faults, but one must have the freedom to make them. The quickest way to learn is by experience, which is a severe master, and with freedom and an open mind. Learning can be fun.
Relating hexagram: hex.41 Make your own stuff in order but don't be its slave.