I Don’t Know

I’ve been listening for six months now, but I haven’t heard the words. I’m talking about all the candidates for public office, the billions that have been spent, and the words I search in vain for which are: “I don’t know.”

How can so many men and women know all the answers?

We live in a world where not to have an opinion or the answer is unacceptable. It matters not where we derive our opinions. We may borrow them from others whether they are right or wrong. Then once acquired we cling on to our opinions as if they are our only children. Also once acquired we dare not say those other forbidden words, “I’ve changed my mind.”

We may never hear the words “I ┬ádon’t know” or “i’ve changed my mind,” from our leaders or the candidates for public office, but consider adding them to your vocabulary. It’s more rewarding than you can imagine.

 

 

 

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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