Can you say “I don’t know” about all sorts of stuff to anyone anymore?
Especially in a world where you can google for the right answer in a fleeting moment?
How can we ever cultivate the humility of admitting, that in the zillions of data surrounding you, it’s okay if you are not aware of a tiny speck of it?
Yet we , including myself, sometimes nod along even if we don’t completely understand.
The billion dollar question – What if I sound stupid?
And that’s when I mentally remind myself about this brilliant wait-but-why post on taming our inner mammoth – which so cares so deeply about what would people think?
Touche! Yes, It’s easier said than done.
In the beginning of my foray into the GS world, I asked a ton of “I don’t know” questions mainly capitalizing on the benefit of being new. Now armed with 2.5 years of “experience”, I am supposed to be fairly knowledgable. But I still don’t know 90% of the banking-tech world completely.
So , I have decided that I will continue asking why until I am old. How old? That’s a rhetoric question because I have decided that I will be young until I die. Youth is not an age – it’s an attitude.
But there are two rules –
1) “You shall never ask the same question twice.”
2) “You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.”