Admitting we don't really know much and aren't very together can be liberating. We don't spend so much time crying wolf for others when we are humble about pits we might fall into today. Better than that ; we can feel a lot better overall and make a better day for ourselves by finding a way to accept ourselves and not worry about others.
"We tell lies when we are afraid... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger." ~ Tad Williams (1957- ) Author
One of my class of 10YO's walked past me as I tried to open my car the wrong way the other day ( using the key instead of the button) The alarm went off and I swore ( The child tells me ) I do it all the time and the world knows I haven't learned from my mistakes
I didn't want to admit even that I may have done it ( I can't remember ) I probably did , but how hard is it to admit you have been wrong ( not that swearing is that big an issue , except some people watch you like a hawk for faults and YOU feel that )
Never easy to confess, but its good for the soul - everyone's soul if it encourages us to be honest ( first line)
My relationship with that student improved no end from that moment I confessed . The problem went away somehow and it was wonderful . So good to be amongst the poor.