'Ignorance' Chapter


The exclusion of data. Ignorance has nothing to do with your ability to assimilate new information. That’s your IQ, and totally independent of your degree of ignorance. We cannot eliminate ignorance. It’s hard wired into our brains, but we can “tame” it. Shape its behaviour to better suit our well being. The pattern of blank spots in your consciousness can be deliberately moved, relocated. As they say, you can’t know everything. But I say you just can’t know everything all at once.

If I consciously know I’m ignorant in an area, I will listen more and give people the benefit of the doubt. In knowing your ignorance you can have a deeply meaningful ally that can move us to know when to seek wise council, as well as when to offer it and when to abstain. No one persons wisdom is all encompassing.

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” Benjamin Franklin (American Statesman, Scientist, Philosopher, Printer, Writer and Inventor. 1706-1790)

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Confucius (China’s famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, 551-479 BC)

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.” Benjamin Franklin (American Statesman, Scientist, Philosopher, Printer, Writer and Inventor. 1706-1790)

Exclusion Of Data

The topic is ignorance. What is it? Ignorance is not knowing. Oblivious? Making assumptions. Poorly thought out ideas. Interesting. What I know of ignorance is: It’s the exclusion of data. When I would be the target of racial slurs. I… Seek More

Tame Ignorance

What makes people debunk hidden knowledge is that they see it has sensory corollaries, and they are totally right it does. But there seems to be an issue of context when perception is so broad. Context meaning where they got… Seek More

Pattern Of Ignorance

Today’s topic is ignorance, but an observation about IQ might help the time issue as relates to this topic. IQ tests are only valid if anyone given sufficient time can answer all the questions correctly. Ignorance works like that. We… Seek More

Is Ignorance Bliss?

Is ignorance in any way bliss? Recognition of human nature and acceptance of it is bliss. Ignorance is like our mental fingerprint, we all have one and the pattern is different for each person. Knowing this, and allowing for it… Seek More

Limits Of Perception

The topic is ignorance, and no, it was not a hint to anyone who felt it was some stab. I felt I might be able to offer something on what we all face, the limits of our perception. We all… Seek More

Without Knowing

The topic is ignorance. What is ignorance, friends? Etymologically, it is without knowing. Ignorance is to each of their own perceptions. How can we substantiate the state of being we call “without knowing”? We are constantly in a state of… Seek More

Recognizing Our Edges

How do we figure out where our blind spots are? Good question. We can figure out where our blind spots are by recognizing where our awareness is incomplete. The edges around our blind spots are fuzzy. Whenever you venture into… Seek More