To know what you don’t know. That seems to be a blatant contradiction. But life is rife with contradictions: We may demand compassion and understanding from others, but rarely demand it from ourselves. We may believe in an all-powerful, loving and omniscient God, but accept and nurture a world full of hate, inequality and injustice. We may admire and envy the people we deem great, but fail to realize or even recognize the greatness we each have within our own lives. We may pride ourselves on our intelligence, capabilities, or titles, but shame ourselves to admit mistakes, ineptitude or insufficiency of any kind.
Is the glass half full or half empty? Yes or no? Black or white? Bad or good?
It doesn’t have to be either. The closest to the truth we may ever come to is to admit—to finally admit, that it is both, it is in-between, and it is incomplete. We cannot know everything. It is okay to admit that. It is then that we can truly learn, improve, and find a better way.
Tom Cummings captures that elusive sense of the unknown so eloquently in his piece, Imperfect Information:
I am by no means perfect. If your first thought of me is that I think that I am, you’ve mistaken my intent or, at the very least, my style. I think I’m probably wrong most of the time. I think you probably are, too. Why do I think this is so? Imperfect information. In […]
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