“I don’t know what I know, ‘til I hear what I say.”
Dr. J wrote this on the blackboard, back when UNK was Kearney State College. It is a sentiment that has come back to me time and time again over the years.
Have you ever answered a question you didn’t know you knew the answer to?
Life is a series of questions that you didn’t know you knew the answer to, really.
And of course, the best way to learn anything is to teach it.
This phrase has been running around in my little brain a lot lately because of blogging. (Oh NO – Not another blogger talking about blogging. I know. Right?)
You still with me? OK.
Since I started this blogging thing about five months ago, I’ve written a few words but I’ve read ALOT (and yes, spellcheck, one word in this case) ALOT (for emphasis) of blogs and articles. I’ll admit, it’s intimidating as there are so many really good words already floating about the inter-webs. For my own information, I started keeping count. Over the last 3 weeks I have read about 50,000 words in blogs.
What I’ve learned the most from the thoughtful and prolific community that is bloggers: Learning out-loud is OK. Share the journey.
Then there’s this whole 31 in 21 concept. Whew. “Writing” and I use the term loosely, directly into the wordpress site. It’s a lot more like ranting, musing, thinking outloud…
Still, how very kind of you all to witness the learning curve.
Especially when all I’m really trying to say is:
- Don’t be afraid of Marcus, or rather the thought of him.
- Embracing love over fear is OK.
- And this world may be broken, but let’s try to fix what is actually wrong instead of the changing our minds about what is right.
For the long version: Stay Tuned. Let’s keep talking about it!
Not knowing…fear. It always seems to come back to that, doesn’t it (I mean, even when people *think* they know, it’s because they grasped on to something someone else told them because it fed into their fear).
And now I’m wondering: were you afraid to try to spell Dr. J’s full name? 🙂
I never really knew him as more than Dr. J 🙂
I love the “Thinking Outloud” reference. That’s what I do on my blog, I just didn’t realize it until you said it. I’m always amazed when anyone reads what I’m “thinking.” 😀
I Know, Right?! But here we are and here we go 🙂
“Learning out loud is ok. Share the journey”…I love this!
Thanks! Thanks for coming around 🙂