I’ve always believed that being smart is not about knowing everything…. it’s knowing where to get the information you need. Look the formula up in the book, use a dictionary, ask an expert, whatever….. just be careful about your sources.
In the past, I had a problem with admitting I don’t know.
Subject: Do you know where Evans crosses Wilson?
Queen: (nodding) oh yeah…. there….
Subject: It’s about 1 mile up on the left from there
Redbeard: So, where is it?
Queen: I have no idea!
So- over time I am getting better at saying “I don’t know” instead of making things up.
Except when it’s fun to make things up of course!
Rule #41- It’s ok to admit you don’t know everything, but don’t just expect others to give you the answers. Go out and find what you need to know!