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Feeling good about not knowing

I felt genuine relief when, while studying narrative therapy, I learned I didn't need to become an expert, to know everything. Instead, being curious and listening carefully would teach me what I needed to know to make a positive contribution to any situation.

Turns out this is intellectual humility; prioritising learning over being right, nurturing a relationship rather than demonstrating intellectual superiority.

Michael Dickson believes it's a key ingredient for scientific progress

But my favourite is Kathryn Schulz. Her 2011 TED talk shows how fallibility is where the fun is :-)


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