6 thoughts on “Knowing

  1. Pazlo

    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.”
    So simple.
    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.


  2. Madeline Bialecki Post author

    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.


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