I don’t know.
It’s difficult to say “I don’t know” when we’re battling a fragile ego and don’t want to reveal the truth. It’s not always easy to confront our ignorance and get to work to change the situation. And it’s all too easy to feign ignorance when we’re looking for a fast excuse to dodge accountability.
None of us are managers of the universe. We need not stay on top of everything. Sometimes we try too hard to keep up.
It’s okay to say “I don’t know” when we don’t. It’s even okay, in the right situation, to say “I don’t care.” But falsely using the excuse of ignorance to dodge accountability is just one more lie we foist upon ourselves and our world.