Good-grief, saying “I don’t know” can be liberating.
No front. No posturing. No pretending.
When did we lose that as children?
I think fear is the culprit, the fear of embarrassment.
The same fear that keeps us from starting anything.
Because, what if someone thought us a dunce?
“It has long been said that the three hardest words to say in the English language are I love you. We heartily disagree! For most people, it is much harder to say I don’t know. That’s a shame, for until you can admit what you don’t yet know, it’s virtually impossible to learn what you need to.”
–Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, Think Like A Freak