“Uh, I don’t know.” It’s the response we’re all afraid to give. Did you know that we don’t have to be afraid of it?
In a world of keyboard “experts,” it sure seems like everyone has to be “right” or “more knowledgable” than the other. We thrive on this. We subconsciously compete over it. We demand immediate answers because the world tells us that we “deserve” them.
I just find this extremely unhealthy.
How do we conquer a fear of “not knowing something?” Well, I think the response to that is simple. We get comfortable not knowing something.
In other words, we start to allow ourselves to learn instead of force ourselves to appear to be a domineering force that knows all. This “force” is almost like a defense mechanism. If we “know all” then surely no one will challenge us! WRONG. Everyone is quick to fight these days – no matter what you do or don’t do.
We’ve been convinced that it’s okay to tear each other apart for having opposing thoughts or ideas, when the concept of new perceptions is the very thing that’s encouraged us to grow and thrive for centuries. Why, now, are we running from this?
If you’re still reading this blog, I encourage you to get to know someone new and hear new thoughts and ideas. Don’t react to them immediately – just hear them. Let’s get comfortable getting to know each other again.