I was talking with my seven year old, Sam. I made some reference he didn’t yet have the background to understand. He said to me, “I don’t understand what you mean by that.”
Then is struck me. There is so much power in admitting you don’t understand but so few people are willing to admit it. The person who admits to not knowing is ready to learn. To grow. To become more. The person who is not willing to admit ignorance refuses to grow. Life has offered them an opportunity to become more than they were and they rejected it opportunity.
Sam is quick to say he doesn’t understand or doesn’t know something. Every time he says that, he is asking life to teach him. He is demanding to take the opportunity given to him. He never doesn’t understand the same situation twice.