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.