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.
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.