I'm going to tell you a secret. The secret why I write and say I don't know all the time.
The secret is that I really don't know. I really don't know a lot about anything. And everything I write about are just some thoughts. Some things that crossed my mind. The way how I feel right now. It might be different already tomorrow. Who knows? I don't..
And none of the things I write about should convince anybody of anything I say. I don't want people to think the way I do. If that would be the case we would probably live in a complete chaos. Or maybe it would be paradise. Who knows? I clearly don't..
All I hope for is that people stop for a moment, stand still and think about certain things from a different perspective. To rethink their now. That's why I called my blog rethinking the now. That's all I can do anyway.
I can't change people's point of view. I can't change how people think. Or act. Or behave. No one can. And everybody who's trying to do so will ultimately fail. But what do I know about any of this?
The only thing that's going to happen when you're lucky and change one person's point of view is that they will stop talking to you. And then they will start hating you. Because you proved them wrong. And most people don't like that. For some people it might even be a reason to fire you.
So the only way to change people, to change people without losing your job or whatever, is to give them enough space to change. Freedom to change. And not by trying to force them into change. By spray painting change on people's faces. It never works.
Just like a child will never do what you ask them to do. But if you let her find the answer herself, she'll do the right thing. Adults aren't any different. We want to find our own answers. And not obey or follow someone else's answers. Or orders.
If you don't agree with whatever I say it doesn't matter. What matters is to stand still for a second, to forget about all the stuff that happens around us and to give our minds some time to think. Some space to breathe. To reflect.
That's all I can ask for anyway. That's all you can ask for.
I'm not an authority in anything. I really don't know much. So why would I pretend to know something about anything? Why should I pretend to know a lot about something and be just like all these other gurus and experts out there who also don't have a clue about anything?
There are already way too many people out there trying to build authority by pretending to know what they're doing. Even though they have no clue about what they're doing. Just like I don't have a clue about anything.
So why would I want to compete with people who either really know what they're doing or people who are really good at pretending to know what they're doing. I can only lose. You can only lose. Either way.
I'd rather go all in being myself and only compete with myself.
And maybe you should do so too. Maybe not..
And sometimes, but not all the time, what you do when you take away your authority, when you admit that you don't know anything, when you're telling the truth and when you're authentic is that you build authority.
Don't ask me how it works. Because.. Well, I simply don't know..