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Not knowing

Imagine a young girl who lost her parents while going on a walk. The sun has gone down. It is dark, and she does not know where her parents are. What should you do?

Life can feel like this sometimes...lost and blind. The world is so complicated. Not knowing can make us feel small and insecure.

We all feel that way sometimes, but there is a mental model that can help. I call it, "Know what I know".

Know what I know

It starts with categorizing what I know into four categories.

  1. I know.

  2. I don’t know.

  3. I did not know!

  4. I thought I knew!

Let's take each in turn...

1. I know.