How often do you say "I don't know" ?
I would guess that most people say this very little - if ever.
When asked a direct question and the answer is unknown, people invariably reply with some type of circular answer that does not answer the question or reply with a question of their own, directing the conversation elsewhere.
People generally have a positive ego and admitting they "don't know" would somehow prove a personal failure they do not want to admit to.
Listen for the "I don't know" statement in your conversations. It probably won't take long before a smile crosses your face when you realize the correct answer would have been "I don't know".
Surely, with everything there is to know in the wide world; it is not unreasonable that we should know everything. So why the hesitation?
That's a very good question, what do you think?
Translation: ("I don't know")
Early Spring Grouse
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