Oct 26, 2010

I don't know

A beautiful thought about the importance of saying “I don’t know”.

The more confident people are, the more willing they seem to be to answer a question ‘I don’t know’. Less confident people feel they have to have an answer or they’ll look bad.My parents were pretty good about admitting when they didn’t know things, but I must have been told a lot of lies of this type by teachers, because I rarely heard a teacher say “I don’t know” till I got to college. I remember because it was so surprising to hear someone say that in front of a class.

Paul Graham


Educating for the long term, Montessori, multilingualism, and full-time traveling life.