So it turns out that some of my closest friends were highly amused by my surprise in discovering that my wife (and my arch nemesis) think I’m a know-it-all.
Apparently they feel similarly.
Finding myself in the position now where some of my closest friends and family members are in agreement over this issue, my next move is simple:
Accept the know-it-all label and find a way to justify, legitimize and ultimately celebrate the label.
Strip away the negative connotations associated with the phrase and demonstrate the value and prestige of know-it-all status.
My wife made the case for my know-it-all status by saying, “You do know a lot, honey.”
I think I’ll start there. Knowing a lot is a good thing. Maybe even a great thing.
I’ll begin my work with that premise.
I should probably update my list of shortcomings, too. It’s apparently in need of revision.