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It’s not a lack of knowledge.

Ignorance is the act of ignoring.

It is the denial of Truth, the setting aside of practicality, and the excusing oneself from living.

Ignorance is the favorite child of the ignominious and the ignoble.

It speaks volumes about our commitment to hard work (we don’t have one!)

Ignorance is the running aground of a perfectly good ship, that was going somewhere, because we can’t bear the strain of pulling in the sheets*, of steering the rudder, of ducking the boom.

It runs out of excuses early.

Ignorance is telling Hans Mellqvist ‘no’, when he needs help, and there is nobody else but me.


It is all about me, and none about you.

Ignorance.  The Height of Selfishness.

* the sheets – lines, used in sailing, to control the movable corners of a sail

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Date: 3/29/2019 1:23:00 PM
Love this Andrew, it reminds me what I tell my kids everyday, that in today's society ignorance is a choice. Our phones hold all knowledge so there is no excuse for ignorance anymore. But alas, it seems that with all the advantages we have it has made people less intelligent. I think maybe not having to work for anything anymore, including how we get information. Have you ever seen the movie Idiocracy?
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 3/29/2019 4:07:00 PM
Ignorance IS a choice, and definitely has to do with wanting everything to be easy. I have never seen Idiocracy. I will definitely need to check it out. Thank you for your good words.
Date: 3/28/2019 9:57:00 PM
"Ignorance - the act of ignoring". ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, and you are also right it is most selfish.
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Date: 3/28/2019 11:15:00 AM
Quite an argument. I agree with you though.
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 3/28/2019 11:20:00 AM
Thanks for that!