Is it “I don’t know”, or “I don’t know, but?”

Some people (who know me) often assume that I’m wise because I’ve read lots of books. But that’s not even close. When they ask me about politics or a particular mathematics formula (which I don’t have any idea), almost all the time I’d reply “I don’t know”.

They don’t like it, for sure.

But I’m just being honest. I don’t really know.

Maybe you’d experience the same situation in the future. That’s fine. Admit the truth. Then smile. 🙂

But also remember when you say you don’t know, the implication is you don’t really care.

In other words, every “I don’t know” could mean “I don’t care”.

Because if you really wanted to learn something, you should have done it already (information is now easily accessible).

But you didn’t. Because you only want to learn the things you deeply care about.

And that’s a good indication that there are things you give a shit and things you don’t.

But also…

Pay attention to your reaction after saying “I don’t know”.

Did it make you stop? Did it pique your interest?

Then pay attention to your action after your initial reaction.

Did it make you say, “I don’t know about that, but I’m going to figure it out!” (And you actually do it — that’s the action.)

Sometimes a small conversation about a certain subject could lead you to discovering something you love but not aware of yet.