Having information

Is not the same
As having answers.
And it takes some
To acknowledge
That what you have to offer
Is not what is needed.
Saying that you don’t have
A good answer
Need not be a walk of shame,
But rather a signal
To yourself and others
That you are not using this moment
In service of your ego
To pad a false persona
Of Omniscience.
Sure, you may know a lot
But you don’t know
The theatrics of behaving
Like you are all-knowing
May help you
“Fake it til you make it”
But its also the fastest way
To lose credibility.
To be an expert
Is not to have no shortcomings
Or gaps in your knowledge
But rather to be aware enough of them
To know when to
Ask for help.

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