Questions and answers

It’s far better to admit that you don’t know the answer to a question even if you feel embarrassed about it. People are bound to eventually figure out that you’re faking it.

「知不知,上;不知知,病。夫唯病病,是以不病;聖人不病,以其病病,是以不病。」
Knowing what you don’t know is best.
Pretending to know what you don’t know is a flaw.
Only people who recognize it as a flaw,
Can avoid the flaw.
The wise are free from this flaw,
Because they recognize it as a flaw.
For this reason, they aren’t flawed.

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