“Teach the tongue to say, “I do not know,”
and thou shalt progress.”
–Moses Maimonides, ca 1200 AD
Good advice for what seems like a culture full of know-it-alls.
Physicians are some of the worst offenders. I remember in medical school being taught that if I didn’t know an answer, make one up. And if I didn’t feel confident, fake it for the professors and patients.
I failed at that.