I don't know
Recently, a multitude of situations or conversations have either left me feeling as if I don't know how to feel, or don't know the answer.
Saying "I don't know" can be difficult for some people. They may feel like they are admitting to a lack of intelligence or that they are not as knowledgeable as others. However, the truth is that there is no shame in admitting that you don't know something. In fact, there are several benefits to being comfortable saying "I don't know".
First and foremost, admitting that you don't know something allows you to learn. When you say "I don't know", you are acknowledging that there is a gap in your knowledge and that you need to fill it in. This can lead to a more curious and open-minded attitude, which can help you learn and grow.
Secondly, being comfortable saying "I don't know" also helps to build trust and credibility. When you pretend to know something that you don't, you run the risk of being caught in a lie or spreading misinformation. Admitting that you don't know something is a sign of honesty and integrity, which can help to earn the trust and respect of others.
Thirdly, saying "I don't know" can also help to foster a more collaborative and inclusive environment. When people feel comfortable admitting that they don't know something, they are more likely to ask for help or input from others. This can lead to more diverse perspectives and ideas, which can ultimately lead to better solutions and outcomes.
In conclusion, being comfortable saying "I don't know" is an important skill to have. It allows you to learn and grow, build trust and credibility, and foster a more collaborative and inclusive environment. So, the next time you are unsure about something, don't be afraid to admit it. You might just be surprised at how much you can learn and how much others can teach you.