I don’t normally get worked up over internet stuff, but there’s one thing that always makes me shake my head.
And it usually comes from women.
“I know this is a stupid question….”
“I should know this and I feel stupid to ask….”
If you have ever written that online, or even worse, actually said those words out loud, please, don’t ever do it again.
Your questions are not stupid.
Not knowing something is not stupid.
It might be something that you think you should know, but even then it’s still not a stupid question.
We don’t all know the same things. I bet there are tons of things you know that I don’t and if I asked you a question about it, it wouldn’t make my question stupid.
Think of me and this post when you start typing those words and stop yourself.
It doesn’t even matter why you do it. Maybe as a child, you were told something you said was stupid. Maybe you lack confidence in your ability (look up imposter syndrome). Maybe you say it without even realizing it. Whatever the reason, just stop yourself from ever typing or saying those words before asking a question.
Maybe that one little act will give you the boost you need to change your mindset.
Treat yourself with kindness and love.
PS: When you see someone do this online, and you will, send them this link.
Dee | Grammy's Grid says
Congrats Joanne! Your post is FEATURED at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 31 ♥
Christie Hawkes says
Thanks for the important reminder, Joanne. I remember a teacher saying once that no question is a stupid question. She was right. Thanks also for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.
Sylvia Lance says
Love this reminder that we are not stupid for asking questions! shared x3 Thanks for linking up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty
This is such a great reminder! So many of us are guilty of this one, but it’s important not to bring ourselves down simply for not knowing. Love your post!
Jacqueline Akerman says
That’s a good life lesson to remember ❤️
Gina Butler says
I am guilty of this all the time. I think it’s my anxiety, I always wonder if people are judging me. This is a great reminder for everyone. Thank you for sharing.