I’m nor educated enough to understand
Your sharpened words, spat out with passion
About something that shapes the person you are.
I don’t know what to say, as I’m not in your shoes
So how can I say that you’re right or you’re wrong?
All I can say is that I haven’t a clue,
And that will have to do for today
Because the last thing I want
Is to hurt all your tribe.
I believe that we all have tribes and it helps us to get through life, to know that other people are the same as us; that they are going through the same shit as us.
But with the rise of social media, we all have opinions on each other’s tribes and we are not afraid to voice those opinions. I think that a lot of the nasty back and forth that takes place is down to the fact that we all feel as though we need an opinion.
My feeling is that it’s OK to just say I don’t know much about that, so I can’t really comment. I heard Lauren Daigle being interviewed and asked a question on homosexuality and the bible and she just said ‘I don’t know’ and I respected her for that.
There is so much talk on the internet about transgender rights and there are so many horrid things being said. The truth is, I do have an opinion, but I have never walked in the shoes of a transgender person so I feel the right thing to do is to just keep my mouth shut.
I don’t think we all need to sit on the fence about everything, but I do think that we sometimes need to just share our thoughts with our families and friends rather than publicly declaring them online.
I’m not sure how other people feel about this, but I feel like this is a simple way to make the world a little nicer. Just say ‘I don’t know’.
One thought on “just say ‘i’m not educated enough’”
Thank you. Your verse and prose are reasonable through and through. You’re so right to say that “I don’t know” is not only good to say but also often preferable. And I think you’re right to temper one’s own thoughts with what we know and don’t know, say, about a person or a kind of person who we are not. I tend to have a bias toward rights and that if some should have them then most likely all should have them. But maybe I don’t know the people and the groups I mean and so should be cautious in my thinking and certainly in my saying.