What you don’t know can’t hurt you, right? Not!! Actually what you don’t know can deal a devastating blow to your health, career, and finances. In the Bible there is an insightful scripture which basically says: Wisdom is the principal thing, so seek wisdom and get understanding -Proverbs 4:7.
One of my favorite family members, Cousin Betty, recently reminded me of how a lack of understanding robbed our grandmother of her sight. My 93-year-old grandma lost her vision to glaucoma several decades ago. Prior to that, this very proud, independent woman struggled to raise eight children, largely on her own. When she first began to experience the symptoms of glaucoma, she kept it to herself. By the time she finally admitted her problem to a doctor and her adult children, it was too late. With early detection her glaucoma could have been treated and her eyesight saved, but she did not know and worse, she did not make her difficulties known to others so that she could gain an understanding of her condition. By the time she was completely blind, my witty and feisty Grandma continued to demand that her eyeglasses be placed in her hand so that she could wear them. She felt that everyone did not need to know that she was blind.