When you don't know

October 31, 2015 12:12pm CST
Because I'm more or less busy with home life right now, I've had to cut back re. certain things with work. But I still do take a lot of theological and linguistic questions from people. Sometimes I can be helpful, but sometimes I can't because beside the fact that there are things we don't know and can't really say for sure, there are also other aspects which are simply not or are beyond my frame of study. And hence, I sometimes have to say "I don't know" If I have an idea where to look, I will suggest something. But sometimes even that is problematic. After years of theological training, it can be a healthy thing to admit. Knowing one's limits is a very good thing.
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@bluesa (15248)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct 15
As you say, it is alright to admit that one does not have all the answers. Though there are a few out there who believe they know everything. I think that in life, it is not possible to know everything.
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• Toronto, Ontario
31 Oct 15
I think you know a great deal and to admit that you don't know it all and could be wrong is very humbling and a great attribute you possess.
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@MALUSE (47041)
• Uzbekistan
31 Oct 15
Sokrates (470/469 – 399 BC), "I know that I know nothing."
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