Don’t be over-confident about what you know. It’s not yours. You learned it from someone else. And any intellectual talents you may have, are gifts. Any inherent wisdom you have is also a gift. Instead of patting yourself on the back, be thankful.
Each of us is missing a lot, in terms of our understanding of most issues. You can’t be an expert on everything. And even if you are an expert on something, there’s still a lot you’re missing.
Being an expert doesn’t mean you know everything about a particular subject. It just means you know more than most do about it. You don’t have all the pieces to the puzzle, and some of the ones you do have, don’t fit as neatly as you think they do.
There’s so much about this life we don’t understand. Be humble.
Originally published on my personal blog LivingWithConfidence.net