In a culture that prizes expertise, being perceived as ignorant can feel risky. That’s only one reason why it’s essential to claim your ignorance.
We often seek guidance from a mentor or expert who can direct us to the right answer. But expertise has its limits. The antidote to expertise is experiments.
We live in a culture of experts. We are encouraged to become experts, and we are bombarded by experts who want to tell us the way to do things. But expertise has its limits.