I had a discussion today with a friend about the pace of todayâ€™s society. I am not sure how we ended up in the discussion about what ignorance really is. The discussion made me reflect on what ignorance really is. She described herself as ignorant as all her friends did have a certain level of education, and she have gotten that feeling after a discussion with one of her friends. For the record she is far from ignorant, at least in my eyes.
Ignorance for me is to choose not to see a problem that you are aware of. But are you really ignorant if you are unaware of a problem? If you are totally unaware of the problem you are of course not ignorant, but when do you become ignorant. How aware do you have to be of problems? I have no answer to it, but really believe we have an obligation to follow up on our intuition and gut feeling. If something feels wrong, you really should follow up on it.
What was the root of her feeling? I can both understand the feeling and not understand it. Awareness is the key to a lot of things in this troubled world, but there are also times when you even though you are aware have to choose yourself. Some say that itâ€™s ignorance, I do not.
However, we should never take our situation in this world for granted.