Throw out your conceited opinions, for it is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he thinks he already knows.
– Epictetus, Discourses, 2.17.1
I tend to think of creative work — when human beings make things — as being a delicate conversation between doubt, problem solving and willingness to try things out. Part of this conversation means to develop the confidence to express uncertainty or be in a state of not-knowing. And we can’t express genuine uncertainty unless we attempt to release our hold on the things we presume to know.