5 Things Worth Admitting To
In this era of TMI tweets and status updates, we often offer up the most trivial of personal details while keeping the important stuff to ourselves. Here, five experts weigh in on what’s really worth sharing.
You Don’t Have All the Answers
By and large, people don’t like to live in the realm of “not knowing.” It’s terrifying. Which is why everybody wants to have all the answers. Atheists think science has the answers. Religious fundamentalists believe their particular theology does. But “not knowing” is a richer and more gratifying place to be. I have no idea what’s going to happen to me, why the universe is the way it is, or what will happen to my life force once my body stops working. You probably don’t, either. So just breathe and live in the great, beautiful mystery. And floss regularly.
Rainn WIilson plays Dwight K. Schrute on NBC’s The Office. He is also a cofounder of the website SoulPancake.com and a coauthor of Soul Pancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions.