Is It Chosen Ignorance or Lack of Knowledge

Chosen Ignorance vs Lack of Knowledge? One Is Better Than The Other!

The time has come to discuss a very critical matter, for which, seems to be destroying humanity, slowly but surely. Many people have made an interesting choice in their life and some may have not made the same choice, but do not have proper access to learning material, so as to improve.

Is it "chosen" ignorance or a lack of knowledge, that which plagues humanity? Well, to be honest, it's a little bit of both actually. Some "choose" to be ignorant in their actions and some just lack the knowledge to enable themselves more power. Both are hurting themselves, but the one who chooses ignorance is actually damaging themselves more than those who are without knowledge.

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Choose to be ignorant? Or Lack Knowledge?

Choosing to be ignorant, simply means that you stop yourself from learning and nothing more. You have already made up your mind, reinforced with your faith and belief, so as to ignore new knowledge from being learned. This only happens when one has no control of ego or do not realize their ego is more than they can handle.

It is really sad, when someone decides to choose ignorance over learning, because they believe they already have the knowledge they need for their entire life. This is false, foolish and human nature misunderstood by them.

They make decisions or choices, solely based on old knowledge and past experiences, without imagination or fore-sight. Their individual limited scope for awareness is limited by their own ego, yet do not see it for what it is truly. A problem!

Choose to be ignorant is bad...

How would you like to be "X"ed out, because you choose to be ignorant? Would you like your life to end abruptly, because you choose to not learn anymore? Would you like for your family to struggle, having to deal with your ineptitude?

Who knows? Your ego right this second is pounding to the front of your brain and calling me all sorts of names. That is, if you did not agree with what was said. You probably are contemplating leaving a nasty comment, and you haven't even finished reading the hub.

Please, do STOP and THINK about that just for a few seconds. Have you been told something, that you learned to be not true? It slams into your ego, like a freight train rams into a parked car on the tracks waiting to get slammed. All of sudden, something you have learned about is no longer true and you have to accept it. You must bend with change, otherwise you are left out in the cold to suffer, while people pity you.

Lack knowledge....

There are more people choosing to be ignorant than there are who have no access to knowledge. Many people pick up a lot of knowledge from the streets of the cities and the people who live out there.

More and more kids are learning more dangerous things on the streets, when they should be home safely and learning moral values, which have been on a spiraling decline over the years. The question remains, if the problem is a lack of knowledge, then what has prevented them from receiving the proper knowledge?

Well, I am of the understanding that many people seem to be confused about "Life" in general. They lack what appears to be common knowledge to most, but isn't to them. Many attribute the downfall humanity is about to experience, from greed of others and manipulations of factual truth. Recently an article was published about how Americans refuse to look at facts anymore, because so many others have completely manipulated them to appear as something different.

Lacking knowledge leads to choosing ignorance.....

Constantly, people tell me it is impossible to figure out life. The concept itself has bugged or nagged scientists and religious scholars for centuries. But, the concept of life is more than just a concept. It is a living and breathing human being, who has a conscience, a subconsciousness and a consciousness.

Thus, they realize and understanding that they are living life. They know they are in existence and wonder why? Many look for a meaning for their life, yet more and more die without one. Many look to god for guidance or purpose, but that points to them not understanding, yet they do not realize it.

The simple facts of life really boil down to only a few basic human characteristics that must be keep in check at all times. Your actions, should be honest and not harmful to anyone. You should remain responsible about being honest with yourself and others. You should know that you are connected in life to those who are living around you. You are connected, because you are around them and your actions affect/effect them, as well their actions have an impact on your life.

Chosen Ignorance negates learning.....

The beauty of life is that we can control what we do. We can, on an individual basis, prevent other people from manipulating others by standing by the person who is being manipulated. We can show them the truth and let them decide from themselves.

It requires a person to always keep an open mind, to the possibilities, that there are factors that they are not aware of or do not see. Many people think "choice" is an illusion, as is "control". What many people fail to realize is that there is nothing stronger than the human will or it's mind.

When someone sets out to accomplish a task, their individual focus is streamlined, so as to consciously develop the integrated skills to get the task done. It is amazing the power of the will and mind, combined makes. There can never be someone or something else to guide your life, because it or they cannot do the thinking for you, nor can they take the steps you need to take to do whatever is that you think to do.

Chosen ignorance leads to dishonesty....

At what point do you realize that you are in control of your mind and your actions? When do you realize your life IS yours to do with as you choose? How much are you willing to let slip by you because of your ego? Do know Who ends up getting hurt because you are unable?

Can you grasp a worldview? Many people cannot, because they themselves rather not address other problems than what they already have on their plate. They choose to be ignorant about the things happening around the globe, because they have grown accustom to Life being cruel, nasty and find most people dishonest(in their view).

Lacking knowledge is ignorance, so each person is ignorant in some way, shape or form, simply because no one can know everything there is to know. However, I would like to point out that there is a limitation to what we(humanity) already knows. Thus, one person could possibly learn everything there is to know presently and still not know everything there is to know.

If you lack knowledge, then seek out to learn more. If you are unaware of certain things, then get informed on those topics. If you are aware of things happening, then become an active part of society and make your voice known. It is important to the survival of humanity that more and more people take an active part in society, the local culture and community. Without unified action on each persons part, there cannot be peaceful existence.

Thank you for your time.

Raymond Choiniere II - Cagsil

 Last updated on December 20, 2014

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saddlerider1 4 years ago Level 1 Commenter

Your last paragraph sums up your whole Hub. This is a brilliant hub, thanks for the share, I will tweet this one for sure. Thanks fore reposting on FB see it does draw attention:0) cheers

"If you lack knowledge, then seek out to learn more. If you are unaware of certain things, then get informed on those topics. If you are aware of things happening, then become an active part of society and make your voice known. It is important to the survival of humanity that more and more people take an active part in society, the local culture and community. Without unified action on each persons part, there cannot be peaceful existence."


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much Saddlerider. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. And, I most certain am honored, and grateful, that you would share it with others. It is important message for people to begin to see what is happening, so things can change. If people continue to choose ignorance then it will continue to damage society in ways that are just not explainable, simply because our connectivity to one another. Again, thank you. :)


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the pink umbrella 4 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

Cagsil- I loved this article. What you said is very true, we are all ignorant, yet there are some who really dont think they are! (I find it funny myself)


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey Pink, I'm very happy to hear you loved it. It boils down to only these two choice...as in the title. Lacking something is in the definition of ignorant, but choice ignorance is worse than just a lack of knowledge for which makes a person ignorant in that aspect of life. I'm sorry but I don't find it funny any longer, but more of a disappointment. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. :) It's a pleasure to see you. :)


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timorous 4 years ago from Me to You Level 1 Commenter

Hey Cagsil, I liked the bit about some people's ego being more than they can handle. Quite so...

I suppose many are reluctant to take in more information because they feel they can't process that many things. This is utter nonsense of course..we only use a small part of our brain capacity. It's the closed mind that 'seems' full to capacity already that prevents further learning...their brains must hurt.

Another fine, clearly presented hub.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey Timorous, the part about ego is the simple fact that if there is an ego problem, the person with it, certainly isn't going to see it. Some people would claim I have an ego, and some have told me to get over myself. I am not an egotistical person by nature. I just perceive and understand things, as you already know, by reading my hubs.

Yes, people are closed minded, and that makes there head hurt, whenever they try to look outside the box and grasp things larger than themselves, but it's an unfortunate truth that people must begin the process of using more of their brain and consciously become active about it. Thank you kindly for your compliment and glad you liked it. I also appreciate your comment and reading my hub. :)


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SaMcNutt 4 years ago from Englewood, CO

It made me think of a line in one of Emily Dickensen's poem 'tell the truth, tell it slant, truth in circuit lies." We each have a sliver of knowledge, which it would be cruel to withold from others, because in sharing and being open to discussion can we know the fullness of Truth. A hermit is a lonely and pitiful figure in that he cannot share his mind to know if he is in right thinking. The only way we can test our ideas and discover truth is in our ability to share and learn from others.

Great hub!


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey SaMcNutt, it's a pleasure to see you again. Thank you for the compliment. This message incorporated with much of my other writings(and no not the celebrity hubs)LOL, work together. As my profile says, I'm sharing what I know, so as to help others improve their life. I would rather people not ignore other people, for whatever reasons and learn to cooperate with one another on a personal level. It will help increase growth, productivity and overall happiness of everyone who does it. I know, because I feel the joy and love, I get by sharing my knowledge, so I know others can feel it too, as long as they understand it's not only them and the world evolves around all of us together. One's ego is the biggest obstacle and once realized, it is easier to deal with. Again, Thank you. :)


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SaMcNutt 4 years ago from Englewood, CO

And how! The Ego is our hurdle. I think I have finally come to a point where I can stand up for what I think is right, but also understand that I have something to learn. Though even saying this I know I have more to learn and enough unhealthy pride to get in my own way. Yet, as St. Augustine once said 'make me chaste, but not yet.' I think he meant, I have too much to learn before I leave this earth for mortal rest.

Love your insightful hubs, so really, you deserve the thanks.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey SaMcNutt, I appreciate your kind words. Thank you very much. I am always honored and making a difference is my purpose(one of many). I am also glad you see my writing as insightful, due to the fact I have not a lick of psychology background, nor have I gone to college, nor have I studied philosophy. To me, I think like I write, everyday and it's normal. I have been told by many that I am a deep thinker, and I do not consider myself in that manner, whatsoever. To me, my thoughts are just average everyday thoughts. :) Again, I'm very grateful anyone takes away something. No matter how small. It is the impact I want to happen. :)


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Wealthmadehealthy 4 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

"Without unified action on each persons part, there cannot be peaceful existence."

"Your actions, should be honest and not harmful to anyone. You should remain responsible about being honest with yourself and others. You should know that you are connected in life to those who are living around you. You are connected, because you are around them and your actions affect/effect them, as well their actions have an impact on your life."

These two comments really hit home in this hub...If we do not work together instead of in total disorganization, then we accomplish nothing....sums up the US today....

As far as the actions...I do not think you realize you summed up the Great Commandment...Love others as you love yourself...It is worded differently as it is your opinion, but in reality, this is what you stated...So I am able to see they type of person you are....We all need to get along n life...and I am a firm believer in knowledge...it is those who "choose not to use the free will God gave them" to learn who are messing us all up....CNN won't help ya..Fox News won't help ya....but a clear understanding of 'what's what....Cagsil...do you think we will all ever work together on this earth for a common cause/?? Does anyone during our lifetime think we will???

Great hub.....and if anyone could write a "nasty" comment?? Too much food for thought in here.....LOL Blessings!!


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey Wealthmadehealthy, it might be difficult to see a world where people come together and probably not within our life time, however, should a path be set, similar to what consists as far as the commandments of the bible, but without the need of the ideology of god, then peace would be assured. The population would begin to function for growth reasons and by productive means. You look at your neighbor and what do you see? Just another person with the same problems. The common problem is ignorance, either blind or chosen.

I realize the message Jesus taught, however, I am not of any religious faith whatsoever, and I hold no even a belief a god or gods. To me, there is no god, because life does not require one. The only thing Life requires is for ME to be "god" in my life. All powerful and on path to a better future. I do so through using Integrity, which I outlined in a couple of other hubs. It is the backbone, for which, I live and exist. To maintain my integrity, I must tell people truths they do not want to hear. Thus, one chooses to listen or ignore.

I'm living my life with a solid purpose to spread, what I consider wisdom and understanding of life. The impact I want to have is to help people improve their life, through their own power. When people go through a life changing occurrence or gets slapped in the face with truth, it has impact. That impact is why I do what I do and say what I say. Thank you very much for the compliment. And, yes, I've had people leave nasty comments telling me I'm an idiot or a moron. However, hubbers are not going to do that....all the people who have left nasty comments were mostly unverified people.

On a side note- but I can see why you said it. And, my mentioning of Jesus is reinforced through doctrine walking and research of religion. Thank you again. :)


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VAMPGYRL420 4 years ago from The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, U.S.A.

I absolutely adore you, Cagsill


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey Vampgyrl, I loved your first comment, it made me blush. LOL! I'm glad you enjoyed the article and Thank you for your kind comment and for reading my hub. I'm honored. :)


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Wealthmadehealthy 4 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

Ah, but Cagsil....integrity IS a form of believing...for if you have not integrity, you are like the masses of people who are "blindly" living their lives as they please .... and is this not the challenge in the world today?? Integrity Rules!! (for even tho you claim not to be a believer, you live your life in a manner that is believing and spreading the Truth) Have a wonderful day!!


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Interesting reply Wealthmadehealthy. Thank you for responding. :) Much appreciated. :)


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Ben Peck 4 years ago

Hi Cagsil

Absolutely! I am a firm believer, I have tried to talk to my friends about this subject (never as eloquently as you)and they look at me like I am mad, but then I do believe that knowledge and learning is the key to the next evolutionary step, at least now I know I am not completely mad.

Thank you :))


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you Ben Peck. I appreciate you reading and commenting on my hub. I'm glad to know you agree. I'm not so sure it was "eloquently" spoken, but I'll take your word for it. LOL! I'm grateful. :)


 
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akirchner 4 years ago from Central Oregon

Great hub and so many excellent points to make. One of my favorite quotes - "Your mind is like a parachute - it functions only when open."

This can be said of so many things in life - from changing where you came from by understanding circumstances to something as simple as learning computer skills when you 'believe you can't.'

Thanks for a wonderful hub! I feel energized.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much Akirchner. I appreciate the compliment and you reading my hub, along with your comment. And, the quote you left, hits the nail on the head perfectly. I'm very happy you received something from the hub. The energized part, I think you did on your own, with maybe a little help from the hub, but not much. LOL! It's great to see you. :) You're welcome. :)


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PaulaHenry1 4 years ago from America

"Your actions, should be honest and not harmful to anyone. You should remain responsible about being honest with yourself and others. You should know that you are connected in life to those who are living around you. You are connected, because you are around them and your actions affect/effect them, as well their actions have an impact on your life."

This remeinds me so much of James Rachels book - The Elements of Moral Philosophy. The Social Contract Theory and how it is implicit- it's not the words but the actions of.The Prisoners Dilemma and morality.

Great HUB- I'll continue to visit as you interest and challenge me.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey PaulaHenry, I've a clue about the book you made reference to. I am not a student of philosophy nor do I hold any degrees in psychology or anything else. I appreciate your compliment and I'm glad you find something that interests you. If you find my writing challenging, you might consider pondering why? It might challenge you even more. :) Thank you for stopping by my hub and leaving a comment. :)


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Ken R. Abell 4 years ago from ON THE ROAD

Great Hub--real good fodder for the brain. Thanks.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you Ken. I'm glad you liked it. I do what I can to make people think. It is too important in today's society, that people begin to accept the reality of the situation and the obstacles in, not only their way, but for humanity, as well. I'm grateful. :)


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wordsscriber 4 years ago from California

I read you hub and it has some stimulating content and interesting concepts. I agree with your following statement "Your actions, should be honest and not harmful to anyone" May you continue to travel the road of discovery.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey wordsscriber, my road to discovery is finished, with regards to understanding life and one of the reasons I've posted so many different hubs about life. My road now lays in the service of others, while a new future is carved. I'm glad you found your way to my hub and appreciate your commenting. Thank you very much. :)


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europewalker 4 years ago

Wonderful hub. makes you think. I love this paragraph

"It is really sad, when someone decides to choose ignorance over learning, because they believe they already have the knowledge they need for their entire life. This is false, foolish and human nature misunderstood by them"

I think some people feel that when they reach adulthood, learning is over. When in reality it never should stop.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much Europewalker. I am hoping it makes a lot of people think. And, yes, I'll agree- there are too many people that think once they reach or obtain adulthood that their learning is over with. The truth is we, as individuals should never stop ourselves from learning, because it detrimental to our(individual) health, wealth and happiness. Not to mention, it also has an affect/effect on others as well. I appreciate your compliment, reading and commenting on my hub. It's great to see you again. :) Thank you again. :)


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KKalmes 4 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

Hello RC, thank you for insights that seem common sense for some and higher learning for others. Nothing "just is" because someone said so... inspite of what our mothers used to tell us.

Knowledge is power and this does not suggest everyone should aspire to be nuclear physicists or molecular biologists... how about knowing enough to be respectful... knowing enough to be kind... knowing enough to be resourceful... knowing enough to listen to both sides... knowing enough to care about both sides.

And of course, with the empowerment of knowledge comes responsibility... for everything you know to be right and true, for everything you know to be fair, for everything you know to be just.

Thumbs up and awesome because we don't have an excellent rating.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey KKalmes, you're quite welcome. I'm honored by your words and agree with much of you said in your comment. As for nothing "just is" can apply to some things, and not to some. Our learning process as youngsters, for many, seems to stop as adulthood arrives. This is on fatal flaw many do not realize or refuse to look at. Thank you kindly for the thumbs up and awesome rating. I think "awesome" covers excellent per say. :) It was my pleasure to write the piece, as is everything else I write. The more people impacted by what I write, the better. I'm grateful for you reading and leaving such a wonderful comment (*blush*). :)


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State

I know quite a few people that have chosen to BECOME ignorant, rather than continue to advance and grow their knowledge-it bothers me, very much because it is almost as if they believe at a certain point that they already know everything that they will ever need to know. What they don’t realize is, when you think you are a know it all and stop learning-you quickly become ignorant and compliant with who you are at this very moment. I find this one of the most unappealing characteristics a human can have. Why? Because if I ever get to a point that I don’t want to improve my mind and grow my knowledge---I better be dead, because that is the only excuse suitable for accepting less of yourself...

Okay, I will go now---I am really tired and babbling again- as I always tend to do on your hubs---

Great Thought within this Great Hub---Rated Up and Awesome my dear :)


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey Holly, I know quite a few myself. LOL! When people choose out-right to be ignorant and stop themselves from learning more, please don't get upset at them. I know it's frustrating to say the least, but I always try to give them a tid-bit of wisdom to go long with their ignorance. Just think of something completely off the wall, make them ponder the thought. It doesn't even have to be related directly to the immediate conversation, but could be semi-related by connection to something else. They will have to crunch their brain to try and figure out what it had to do with the conversation.

Example: you say that you were babbling here in your comment, when in fact you were simply expressing your experience as you've learned it(learning from experience is what gains wisdom(wisdom is truth). Yet, I not once used the word 'truth' in my example.

Many people do not equate wisdom with truth. And, that seems to be a major part of the problem. I find it joyous to learn something new, each and everyday. If you would like, tell people or even ask them... do you learn something everyday? If they say no or "I try to", then tell them they do not understand life. Life is all about learning and experiencing. Thus, you gain knowledge and wisdom, so your imagination can stretch the limits of your mind. Thank you for stopping by my hub and for your wonderful compliment(and ramble comment). It's always a pleasure to see you. Keep up being the wonderful woman I've come to know. :) I'm always grateful. :)


kellieshell 4 years ago

This hub is great! Thank you for sharing. I think that being honest is a great way to learn and teach.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much Kellieshell. I appreciate the compliment and your comment. I'm glad you liked it. :)


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raisingme 4 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

This hub was very well written and laid out. What I have noticed about people making the choice to either acquire knowledge or to remain ignorant is the R word that comes with knowledge. Knowledge is power and with power comes Responsibility. That seems to be where the back-off lies. Once you know a thing life presents opportunities to use your knowledge and in order to use your knowledge you have to be willing to take responsibility for it. There is also a back-off on responsibility and that is - you have to be willing to be known. So great job taking responsibility for your knowledge and for making yourself known!


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey Raisingme, yes- absolutely too many people not holding up to their responsibility, either as an individual or even as a citizen of the country that they live in. Thank you for the compliment and the comment. It's always a pleasure to see you. :)


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valeriebelew 4 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

Cagsil, I believe that not only ego, but fear causes people to refuse to learn. For instance, if someone has accepted a religious belief all his or her life, that person might fear hell, or just being wrong, if he or she investigates the evidence out there. Some people rely on dogma emotionally, and do not know how to function outside of it. Yes, it is a bad choice, but may be made out of fear, rather than ego. Thanks for a thought provoking hub. (:v


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey Valeriebelew, it's a pleasure to see you again and you could be somewhat right, but more often than not, it's based on one's ego that they refuse to learn. There is nothing to fear when it comes to learning, because learning is never wrong nor can it ever be wrong. It's a matter of learning everything there is to know on the subject, for which, would come down to ego(pride) being hurt that they are not right. Anyone who fears being wrong, has no clue or understanding of life or wisdom for that fact. I can see your point and understand where you are coming from. Thank you very much for reading and commenting. :)


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Kyriana 4 years ago from Midwest US

Cagsil,

That was just beautiful and very insightful. I don't claim to know everything on any topic; not even about myself. I learn something everyday. I don't always enjoy the knowledge I receive on some topics but it's there.

People who choose to be ignorant and closed off lead a half life that I wouldn't want.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey Kyriana, thank you very much for your kind words and compliment. It's greatly appreciated. I don't claim to know everything there is to know, either. But, I know myself, which I find very comforting. I also enjoy getting or receiving knowledge from others that I do not already have. To me, it's all about understanding/wisdom of life. I no longer have questions about my life or it's direction. And, you would be correct, those who choose to be ignorant lead very limited lives. I wouldn't find it acceptable either. You're welcome and thank you again. :) It was my pleasure. :)


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States Level 5 Commenter

Cagsil - I can honestly say that I have never met a person who would describe themselves as ignorant, or would claim to have chosen ignorance as a path in life. (Of course, one may claim that we will all always be ignorant but you pointed that out) Those same folks may, however, acquire their information from a questionable source; a source, perhaps, who plays fast and lose with the truth. So, our friends check with other sources, sources that are familiar to them who just happen to back up the first source. They say they are being informed. They believe they are informed. And there are way too many of them. :)


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

WOW! Long time no see Dolores. I hope everything is good with you. It's not about choosing a path in life about being ignorant, it is about chooses at which times to be ignorant without realizing it is happening. When faced with facts, some refuse to see the facts and refuse to bother to take the time to check out other sources. That is what stops them from learning. Everyone is ignorant in some aspect, that is a given, because no one can know everything there is to know. I was just trying to point out that people choose to ignore the wisdom offered by others, because they already think that they have the answer and do not. So, they choose willingly. Each person has some knowledge that another person does not, which is why it is so important to convey wisdom to others, so they can be on the same page, if you will, as others. Thank you so much for your reading my hub and commenting. It was great to see you again. :)


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

very nice hub


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much for reading my hub Kimberly. I'm very glad you liked the hub. :) I'm grateful. It was a pleasure to see you again. :)


Uma07 4 years ago

Cagsil,I feel your hubs are growing on me.After I read your last hub I kept visiting your profile to see if you have a sequel to the "conscious mind" article.And you kept your word.

I don't choose to be ignorant but ego does affect my progress sometimes.Being connected to people in the society is very important.I am your fan and keep writing such beautiful hubs.Thumbs up for this one.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much Uma07. I'm honored and humbled by your kind words. It's nice to see that you recognize that your own ego is having some sort of effect on your progress and that is half the battle. And, Yes, being connected to people is extremely important and more people need to recognize or be aware of it. Thank you again and much appreciate of your compliment and thumbs up. :)


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Traqqer 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Truth be told...at least some of what's in this hub seems like common sense (not all), but you did a great job of putting everything together. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and will recommend to others.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you Traqqer. You're right, not all of it is common sense to most. I appreciate the compliment. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it and are willing to recommend it. I'm very grateful. It was a pleasure to meet you. :)


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States Level 5 Commenter

Hi again, Cagsil! I am very well but kinda busy. I've been trying to visit people whose hubs I haven't read for a while, and it's so good to read a hub that gets people talking and thinking. What I was trying to say, is that there are so many sources of info out there now, one can find tons of 'information' that just feeds into what we want to read, or hear. Like, I can swear that I've had truck with reptilian shape shifters and could easily find plenty of others who claim such close encounters as well. So, I can say that people who do not believe in reptilian shape shifters are just plain uninformed. Or stupid. :)


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Well, I'm glad to hear you've been busy. Busy, usually means productive in my book, but might not in yours. But, I do get your point. Thank you for coming back to clarify. :)


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Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada

I love this hub, and i will be back to read more soon. It is a valueable lesson in this hub...


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much Rebecca. I'm very happy you see what they hub is all about. It's a pleasure to see you again. I hope you are well and doing great. :) I'm grateful for you reading and commenting. Much appreciated. :)


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tonymac04 4 years ago from South Africa

It's about awareness. Anyhone who is really aware, awake to what life is, cannot choose ignorance.

Thanks for the very interesting read.

Love and peace

Tony


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey Tonymac, what you say is very true. Awareness has a lot to do with it. I'm glad you read my hub and left a comment. You're welcome also. :)


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prey 4 years ago from places you should hope we never meet

I loved your comment that impact is why you do what you do and say what you say.

out of the ballpark every time Cagsil.

I am so very proud of you and you are an integral part of this community, offering more than you even know!


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much Prey. I'm also very grateful for your compliment and comment as well. It's always nice to have someone be proud of me. :) ;) I am also glad you came by my hub. :)


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Shadesbreath 4 years ago from California

Too bad the people who need to read this most probably won't. Just as youth is wasted on the young, so to is wisdom wasted on the dumb. Good job with this one, Cags.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much Shadesbreath. I'll have to agree, but I still feel great that I wrote it, therefore if even the dumb come across it, there might at least be some impact of some sort. I know that might be some kind of wishful thinking, but I prefer the positive thoughts than to think it would be completely dismissed altogether. I appreciate you reading and commenting. And, your compliment. Thank you again. :)


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qwark 4 years ago

CAgs: Your point is well made.

Thanks for sharing.

Qwark


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you Qwark. I am very appreciative of you taking time to read it and to leave a comment. As always, I am grateful. :)


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Lady Guinevere 4 years ago from West Virginia Level 7 Commenter

Oooooo I just finished writing a hub in response to a hub that was trying to spread ignorance. I just could not let them do that so I wrote a hub in response to it. That is chosen ignorance. It is also crazy and stupid.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Hey Lady Guinevere, it's been a while since I've seen you. I hope things are well. About the hub in response to someone spreading ignorance, would you email me the link to the other material and a link to your response. I'd like to see them both, if you don't mind. Thank you for coming by my hub and commenting too. :) Always nice to see you. :)


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Lady Guinevere 4 years ago from West Virginia Level 7 Commenter

I will and the link to the other hub is in my hub.


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you Lady Guinevere. I received your link. :) Much appreciated. :)


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cahomebizmom 4 years ago from http://home-schooling-works.blogspot.com

I agree!

"If you lack knowledge, then seek out to learn more. If you are unaware of certain things, then get informed on those topics. If you are aware of things happening, then become an active part of society and make your voice known. It is important to the survival of humanity that more and more people take an active part in society, the local culture and community. Without unified action on each persons part, there cannot be peaceful existence."


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Cagsil 4 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much cahomebizmom for reading and commenting. I'm grateful. It nice to see you agree. :)


FreeBird 1 3 years ago

Like I heard say "You can't fix stupid".Also at the point that you know it all,Is the point at which one stops learning.Some people start life knowing it all.


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Cagsil 3 years ago Hub Author

Hey Freebird, I've heard that same statement- "You cannot fix stupid", however, one person might not be able to do so, but greater numbers of people can. Some people are going to have a huge learning curve, but that doesn't mean that they actually cannot be taught. No one knows everything(all), because it cannot be known at this time, because not everything is already known. The human species still has plenty to learn. As for some people start life knowing it all? Not likely. But, I appreciate you coming by, reading and commenting.


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RealHousewife 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Cagsil - loved it! I do think people should continue to learn - look for answers - and things change. What you once knew - can change for various reasons. Here's an example for you - I went to elementary school in the '70's - if I re-read the same history books today that I read back then - well wouldn't we be laughing?! LOL

Voted up!!


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Cagsil 3 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much RealHousewife for reading and commenting. I am glad you loved it. I also attended elementary school in the 70's and if I re-read some of the history books I read then, yes by all accounts I would be laughing, because they are so distorted. Thank you also for the vote up! :)


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natures47friend 3 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

Wow...excellent hub. So many people are ignorant. When it comes to racial issues people often tell me to 'talk to the hand!'

Same with voting in elections...some stay with the same party all their lives and have no idea what the party policies are or what's in line to happen...I hate that. We have just had an election and the prime minister was not who I wanted in....voted up, awesome and useful.


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Cagsil 3 years ago Hub Author

Thank you natures47friend for reading and commenting. Everyone is ignorant in some capacity. It's to be accepted, because not everyone can know everything already knowable. It takes an extremely high level of consciousness to realize and understand what's already known. As for the politicians and the manner they deal with voting, it should be informed and understood, before they choose to vote. To vote for a certain party and not know their policies? Is absurd. Thank you for the vote up and marks. :) Much appreciated.


 
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TahoeDoc 3 years ago from Lake Tahoe, California Level 1 Commenter

Hey Cags- I hadn't seen this before and it is insightful and a good read!

It actually reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Carl Sagan...

"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."


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Cagsil 3 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much TahoeDoc for reading and commenting, and for the compliment. Always nice to see you. :)


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alphagirl 2 years ago from USA

When i met my husband's family 20 years ago and they made really dumb, ignorant comments, at first i was astounded."Are they really that ignorant?" After some of the earlier exchanges, I learned it was their lack of EXPOSURE. I don't equate knowledge with exposure. They were never exposed to the asian culture and so anything that came out of their mouths sounded really stupid. We live in a country full of people who live in a bubble. It has taken my father inlaw 20 years to accept my non causcasian status. Interestingly, my husband's siblings have come a long way. I was raised in Boston. They were from a small town, Canton, Ohio. I was culture shock to them. LOL


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Cagsil 2 years ago Hub Author

Hey Alphagirl, I would equate exposure to experience. All experiences return knowledge because we always have something to learn from. It's all about self improvement. People who refuse to understand their own life cannot improve upon said life. They choose ignorance. There's a lot of willful ignorance and that's how I figured out that it is a choice to be ignorant. Thank you for reading and commenting. Hopefully one of these days people will wake up to the fact that life isn't about them. :)


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Poetic Fool 2 years ago from Southern California Level 2 Commenter

I followed your link on Facebook to this hub. It's a great write and you make a lot of solid points. I never could understand why people choose to be ignorant. Of course, I am ignorant about many things. No one knows it all. But if a topic has bearing on me, then I will try to learn more about it to make an informed decision and to guide my actions. Sticking one's head in the sand does no one any good. Thanks for constructing such a logical argument. It is a clarion call to everyone!


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Cagsil 2 years ago Hub Author

Thank you very much Poetic Fool for the compliment, reading and commenting. There are far too many people with their head buried in the sand nowadays. It's really a shame.


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barbergirl28 2 years ago from Hemet, Ca

As I was reading this a few things came to mind... now I have to figure out how to unjumble them so I can say them the way I mean and not the way they could be interpretted. I think there are others out there... not the ones how are ignorant because they chose to be or ignorant because they lack the ability to get the knowledge... but what about those who are ignorant because as they attempt to get the knowledge they are mislead by what might be right and possibly wrong and can not nearly decipher through the text to understand what they are really reading. Sometimes when I read something that I am not knowledgeable about, I feel inadequate because even though I read up on it, I can't necessarily grasp what it means. This is often times why I usually stick away from politics. There are so many sides and so many issues and they all branch of in so many directions that sometimes I just through my hands up and say... I am confused.

Very throught-provoking hub! :)


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Cagsil 2 years ago Hub Author

Hey barbergirl, I get what you're saying and I realize that many people, if not all people are ignorant to some point and even those who understand that they are still have trouble learning things. I also understand that reading comprehension is an issue among a lot of people because they have been influenced by what is an already corrupt system.

The biggest point to make is that everyone sees things through their own usage of perception, however, that perception is normally subjective. It takes willingness to perceive something objectively from every angle/view, so as to ensure that the learning of knowledge is founded in truth. I can understand why many people stay away from politics and even religion, but unfortunately it's now becoming a detriment to the survival of the species. Thank you very much for such a wonderful comment and I appreciate you reading my hub. :)


Mandy 2 years ago

Read your article and I'm intrigued to say the least. I choose to remain blissfully ignorant about certain things in my life that are downers. For example, I know there are men that can be assholes to women. I choose to remain ignorant first-hand to this behavior by dating men who treat me well. I do this so I can keep my childlike spark and excitement about the world. So, though I know of men being like that by hearing from others, I choose to allow myself to be ignorant about that in my own life. I create my own happy world and I'm merely choosing to remain ignorant about things that will destroy my passion and hope in humanity. So, I pose the question to you: would you agree thatchosen ignorance can be good- by allowing one to hold on to that childlike hope in society and life in general- so long as you do not choose to be ignorant to certain things (those of which I haven't theorized about yet).


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Cagsil 2 years ago Hub Author

Thank you Mandy for reading and commenting. I'm glad you found the article intriguing. As for you being ignorant as you suggest, I would disagree because you're obviously not ignorant about those things. There are things you are aware of but don't let affect you or effect your life. That's a good thing, not bad. Choosing ignorance is about refusing to learn from things, such as knowledge gained or experience experienced. It's never good to choose ignorance. You can hold onto anything you like, but always remember it is how you handle situations/circumstance which shows your passion and childlike desire. Don't let anything destroy your hope/faith in humanity. I'm grateful for your time. :)


ObliviousDolt69 24 months ago

Hullo. I know a kid like me shouldn't ask this, but I choose the motto "Ignorance is bliss" in some matters. But that doesn't mean I do not observe things around me. It's just I choose not to... participate or interfere with all the mess that normally occurs around me. Although I must admit that at times, I can be a little slow on the uptake, I do try my hardest to catch and yet, tries to avoid being hurt all over again. Sometimes, I stay too far that my friends joke that I'm heartless and such. This is not such a problem. Isn't it, Sir?


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Cagsil 24 months ago Hub Author

Hello ObliviousDolt69, I'm afraid of no questions, so you're more than welcome to ask anything you like. As for you choosing the "ignorance is bliss" option in certain matters, I don't think it's a problem, depending on what matters you're referring to begin. Some matters shouldn't be seen in that perspective because it's not generally healthy for anyone to have that way of thinking with regards to certain matters.

If you think you've already enough on your plate, then I can understand that you would not want to participate or interfere with the mess of others. Anyone would understand. Everyone can be slow at times, you would be no exception to the case. Every individual learns and grasps things which are at their own level of understanding. If you're unable to wrap your mind around it(whatever "it" is), then it only shows you've a lot to learn, which actually isn't a bad thing. As for avoiding "hurt", you're only fooling yourself. You cannot avoid it. It is going to happen from time to time.

Yes, I know the feeling of having people think I'm heartless as well. So, you're not alone in that department either. And, no it's not a problem. It really depends on what matters you are getting involved with and what you are not, and how you prioritize what matters most to you. I don't see you having a whole lot of problems within what you've said, but I appreciate you taking the time to read my article and leave a comment. Thank you very much. :)


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Jean Bakula 18 months ago from New Jersey Level 5 Commenter

This is very insightful, and you actually use several precepts of Buddhism here, as you don't want people to get angry, just to ponder the Middle Path. I think for many people they are just intellectually lazy, just believe what their parents taught them, and never thought those ideas through on their own. If they even tried to do that, they would see that some of what they believe can't possibly be true. It is sad when people choose to live in ignorance, you need knowledge to help yourself or anyone else. Everyone can't be good at everything (I'm filled with useless information, but when something interests me, I have to research all I can). I don't think we'll see change in our lifetimes, though maybe we will see the beginnings of people seeing certain truths and agreeing on how to move the World forward so that everyone is taken care of. I hope so, anyway. Take care.


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Cagsil 18 months ago Hub Author

Thank you very much Jean Bakula for taking the time to read and comment. It's always a pleasure to see and hear from you. I'm very glad you enjoyed the hub. :)


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MiltonKelly 16 months ago

This is an awesome Article. In the bible Hosea the 4th Chapter and the 6th Verse mention "My people perish from a lack of knowledge." You have some individuals that aren't willing to learn because of their ego and their mindset. They are always being toxic and blame others for their problems. For you to have growth in your life that you must be willing to be a student of learning. That's how you gain knowledge. Thanks again for writing this article.


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Cagsil 16 months ago Hub Author

Hello MiltonKelly! I'm very grateful for your compliment on the article. I also appreciate you taking time to leave a comment. Thank you very much.


John 14 months ago

Great hub. Thanks for the perspective. I do have a few questions though. What do you recommend doing when dealing with a person who isn't able to see past their ego? I will provide an example which is the reason I was searching for information about this subject. A friend of mine recently posted a statistic. I saw the statistic and after thoroughly examining it and researching it, and the subject in general, I confirmed what I thought the moment I saw it. The statistic was misleading. I commented on my findings taking great care to do so in a respectful manner and trying very hard to avoid saying anything that could be construed as a personal attack because I knew this would be a touchy subject for the person. The subject was childhood cancer. I was immediately set upon by multiple people virtually foaming at the mouth, slinging insults, and twisting the statement I made from a simple sharing of a concern into this vile reprehensible act. To hear them tell it, I am a terrible and inhuman person who cares nothing about children dieing from cancer. After I read all of their comments fully I obviously struggled with my own ego and as such I refused to apologize. I continued to defend my original statement at length making sure to keep my comments from degrading into unnecessary insults. I thought about apologizing after the fact to repair whatever damage this post had caused to that friendship but as I look at every thing now with a cool head I still don't believe I did anything wrong that I should be obligated to apologize for. They made it plain that I had offended them but it was not what I said or how I said it that offended them. It was the fact that I said anything at all and that what I said did not match perfectly with their own thoughts. Personally when I see someone using inaccurate or misleading stats or if I see someone using a faulty argument I feel that they should be corrected. Maybe they don't know the stats are wrong or how their argument is flawed. Should I have apologized even though I don't believe I did anything wrong? Should I never have said anything to begin with, which is what they would want me to apologize for? If I did it would be insincere, isn't that worse than not apologizing? I would hate to think that ignoring ignorance is the correct course of action.


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Cagsil 14 months ago Hub Author

Hello John, first off that's quite a comment and situation. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment, as well as, the compliment. Your questions are welcomed also. I can understand checking into statistics because statistics are often made up to suit agendas by many and that's sadly unfortunate. However, when you see ignorance it must be addressed at the time, just like intolerance is never acceptable. All you can do is share what you've learned(knowledge) with others and get them to either read or hear it.

For those who have chosen ignorance will no doubtedly continue their ego based ignorance, but what they cannot stop is what they see, taste, touch, feel, smell or hear. The Subconscious absorbs it regardless, so it's always best to make what you need said, said. A crisis of conscience will happen eventually as it does with all humans. It may not happen now, but it will happen. As for apologizing to those who are openly insulting you? Never. If they cannot find civility to discuss their points, then they've already lost the conversation. Thank you for your time.


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Kathryn Stratford 13 months ago from Manchester, Connecticut Level 3 Commenter

I like how this goes smoothly from one section to the next, building off of the previous paragraph. I am going to come back and re-read it when I am not so sleepy, so I can fully grasp it.

I like the thought of being in control of my own life, and seeking knowledge over ignorance. I don't think it's good to stick our head in the sand. It doesn't solve any problems.

Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a great night. I'm glad you didn't delete all of your hubs!

~ Kathryn


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Cagsil 13 months ago Hub Author

Thank you very much Kathryn for stopping by my hub, reading and commenting. I'm grateful for your time. And, it would be best if you weren't sleepy too. :) Yes, there are just some hubs I cannot delete because they have very consistent traffic. The others were deleted from HubPages, but saved in another location offline. I'm hoping I can put them to work in a different manner, which is to say, I'm not likely to put them back online anytime soon.


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Internetwriter62 7 months ago from Marco Island, Florida

Interesting hub Cags, you do make a good point, choosing to stay ignorant when knowledge is afforded to one is stupid, and yes even dangerous, yes I agree. On the God part, you know, I ascribe to Biblical world view and that is what I turn to first. I understand that you see morality as a choice to be had by all, because it is a human responsibility, but it is hard for many to feel accountable without a higher power to turn to. I do agree with your view points on the importance of opening one's eyes, and the importance of knowing what is around us and that include history. I saw a video on YouTube where a group of young people were being interviewed and they didn't know who,Adolf Hitler was, unbelievable, less than a century from WWII has passed and some people don't know who Hitler is, now that is chosen ignorance and the reason history repeats itself. Great Hub, Ray!! Definitely a thumbs up! Quality work as always!!!


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Cagsil 7 months ago Hub Author

Hey Internetwriter, I understand what your stance is on the "biblical" worldview. As for people not knowing who Hitler was? Well, the credit for that goes to so many different influential sources, some dishonest and some honest. Thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate the compliment and thumbs up too! :)

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