Knowing 6 Replies How little we know about so many things, while assuring ourselves we know all there is to know. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Amen, and thank you for the reminder.
It can be so difficult to live in unknowing.
One of the finest lessons in my life came from a simple line penned for an innocuous song, it says:
“I know a lot of things, but I don’t know a lot of other things.”
When called upon to do something and asked of my knowledge or competency to the task, or delving into a new arena, I will often say: “Well, I don’t know what it is that I don’t know.”
Vulnerability gets a bad wrap. Even the word implies weakness. Suppose we renamed it:
Openness, acceptance, altruism, faith.
Honesty, empathy, unconditional love.
Thank you for your thoughtful comment. It is so true that we don’t know what we don’t know and it can be uncomfortable to not know something (especially when there is an expectation we know). I have learned to laugh at myself when I make mistakes because I thought I knew something, only to find out I did not know. Because this happens fairly often for me, I laugh a lot.
So true, so true, Madeline!!! 🙂
Thanks, Karen. I keep trying to adopt the attitude of what I don’t know (because you know how my natural tendency is to know!).