The speaker paused and said, “You sit around whining and complaining saying, ‘Why doesn’t God use me?’ (pause) Because you don’t know nothin’! Would you use you?” Each time I replay it in my mind, I laugh.
Our world is full of experts who don’t know nothin’. This doesn’t prevent them from shouting their non-expertise from the rooftops. There are a handful of individuals who truly are experts, we don’t hear about them much – they have no need to shout.
I wonder if there is a course offered to the true experts on dealing with the experts who don’t know nothin’. I envision the textbook being very large to compensate for the lack of pages. There’s not much to say on the subject besides simple concepts such as:
- Don’t bother
- It’s a waste of your time.
- They won’t listen anyway.
- You have more important things to do.
- Just keep learning, they’ll figure it out someday.
I want to be a true expert. I want to know what I believe about life. And when I don’t, I want the guts to be able to say, “Don’t know about that yet, so I can’t comment.” I want to be so confident in what I know that I stop getting angry when I hear the experts who don’t know nothin’ shouting. I guess I need to take the course on dealing with the experts who don’t know nothin’. After all, most of what they say is non-sense; and as a wise old man once told me, “You can’t make sense of non-sense!”
I am wondering, would you use you?