Sometimes we’re afraid to say, “I don’t know.”

Maybe we’ll feel like a fool.

Maybe we feel as though we should know.

Maybe we believe that others think that we should know.

So we are tempted to make up an answer, avoid the question or lash out in frustration.

It’s OK to say, “I don’t know.”

It’s OK to say, “Let me try and find out for you.”

It’s OK to say, “That’s a great question, I think I know who would have a better answer than me.”

It takes courage.

And confidence.

And poise.

And rather than sounding ignorant, it could be the wisest response you could have to a question this week.