HUMILITY MONTH: DAY 21: “I thought I could outrun my ignorance, but life was too fast for me. I find it necessary to re-engage and re-assess the things I thought I knew. Humility is exhausting.”― Kevin Deeny
What a fun idea! To outrun ignorance. Hahahaha! I believe we would all like to believe that is possible. But I also believe that we are only meant to know those things that are pertinent to our path.
I won’t need a lot of information about how to perform open-heart surgery, because that is not in my wheelhouse. So, I can remain comfortably ignorant of that information. Nor do I understand anything about wrenching on a newer car engine. I could do some work on a jet engine, but that is only because I learned that technology a long time ago. Mechanics are no longer the same as they once were, so the information I have (limited, believe me!) on repairing an older car is not at all helpful today. Instead, I open the hood and look inside and ask my car where it hurts. Seldom get an answer, but I am happy to be ignorant of that as well.
I do not find humility exhausting, because I do not pretend to know things I do not know. And I am always open to learning new stuff. In fact, I love to learn and work at it on purpose.
Sadly, I forget things now more than I used to, so can always relearn things also. Never ends. I think that is what keeps our lives juicy and fresh!