Ignorance

ig·no·rance

ˈignərəns/

noun

  1. 1.lack of knowledge or information.
    “he acted in ignorance of basic procedures”

“Ignorant” is the security blanket most commonly used by, ironically, willfully ignorant people.

It makes them feel safe and it instantly discredits whoever they’re having a conversation with.

But unless they are aware of the knowledge the other person holds, they are the ones who are truly ignorant.

So let us converse freely, under the assumption that we are well informed. If there is a question, present it as such. Say “are you aware of ____?” rather than simply dismissing the other person’s point of view outright, no matter how outrageous that point of view may seem to you.

It is disrespectful and arrogant to claim a person is ignorant. Furthermore, it is, well..ignorant.

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