Updated: Aug 31
GOOOOOD AFTERNOON LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE ON DAY 26 OF OUR 30 LESSONS IN 30 YEARS SERIES! BABY 4 DAYS LEFT! How ya'll feel about this series so far? Well, I gotta ask since ya'll haven't been commenting, I don't know. Come on now, ya'll know I wanna hear from you!
Ok Ok. Today's lesson might just be a 1-minute read because the title says it all.
YOU DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING
I think a lot of people have what I call a "wisdom complex". It's as if we feel as though we need to know everything or at least look/sound like we know everything. Do you know anyone whose favorite line is " I know "? I mean EVERYTHING YOU SAY TO THEM their response is "I know". Ya'll this is so frustrating for me because as a teacher I cannot help you learn if you refuse to expose your deficits. IT'S OK NOT TO KNOW. When you pretend to know everything, you actually rob yourself of the opportunity to learn and actually know.
I learned really young to ask questions. I use to be afraid to ask questions because I didn't want anyone to think I was stupid, but then I found out that other people were afraid to ask as well. So by me asking, they also got the answer they were looking for. Maaaan I became hands raise Mcgee! EVERY QUESTION. Child, I am so quick to google something I don't know.
Here's the thing, there is no shame in not knowing things. In fact, there's opportunity in not knowing. There's an opportunity to learn. There's an opportunity to understand. There's an opportunity to go now apply this new knowledge and elevate yourself. Actually, if you know everything, and this is where you are in life, then that's a little sad. I know that sounds mean, but I would hope that if I knew EVERYTHING I would be the most well-off person in these streets. Not knowing something doesn't make you any less valuable than anyone else.
The Bible says that those who lack knowledge can simply ask for it. " If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." - James 1:5 . I want to add a little to that. Dont's just ask for it, seek it. Ask questions. Research. Ask someone who knows. Don't be afraid to look stupid. The stupid thing is pretending to know. Embrace the power in not knowing and engage the joy in the journey of learning.
Repeat after me "I don't know". Now was that hard? That was only half the sentence, now repeat after me again: "I don't know. But I will go find out." BEAUTIFUL! YOU'RE DOING GREAT! Now go learn!
Intelligent people are always ready to learn.
Their ears are open for knowledge.
I love ya'll for reading, and I love ya'll for real!
Lighting up the woods, one Syllable at a time