“I don’t know.”
That’s one of the most powerfully freeing phrases we can say.
It frees us to be honest. To admit mistakes. To be real.
We can hoard and retain all day in fear, or we can relax, release, and reconnect truthfully with others. We live in community. No one seriously expects us to have all the answers, but they do expect to be respected and treated as an adult: that’s where admitting “I don’t know” comes in. Because I’m not even trying to fool them into thinking I’m something when I’m not.
It’s good for the relationship. It’s good for openness and honesty. It’s good for the soul.