Growing in Humility

“I don’t know.” These three words. Once murmured, spoken, exclaimed — however conveyed, are they signs of social suicide?

Depends on who you ask. Like with anything, personal difference always needs to be taken into account.

But why does it seem as though admitting you don’t know is indicative of failure?

It’s funny how since primary school, you’re taught to ask questions, kindle your ceaseless curiosity, and stay hungry for knowledge.

As you grow older and wiser, however, you’re expected to put on an artificial front to disguise your deficiency.

You don’t know? You don’t have an opinion? You’re not able to argue for one side or the other? Well, what a disgrace.

Sometimes, growing in humility requires devolving in age, maturity, and esteem.

However slanted or slighted it may feel to be small, brave through shame and embarrassment once in a while.