I declare nearly everything, proclaim it to be true.
But the older I get, the more I read, and the more I try to learn, the less dogmatic and sure of myself I feel.
It is not an issue of confidence, it is more of a willingness to be wrong.
The best example I have experienced is in learning economics.
Rules that you learn for certain in Economics 101, you learn there are exceptions to in Economics 102.
And then these same issues become the point of debate in graduate school.
Finally, 8 years later, what was once a simple question is met with the response of: “I don’t know. That issue is not that simple.”
Turning periods into question marks seems like a good place to start.
Let’s all ask more questions.
“My only hope for my future is I learn to dot the landscape of my life once more with question marks instead of periods. To turn judgments into queries. To turn “this” into “that?” To make every problem a maze. To be like a six-year-old.”
–James Altucher, Choose Yourself