I Am Saddened By Ignorance

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    Ignorance

    Ignorance is defined in the dictionary as the lack of knowledge or education.  It makes me sad to hear people judge and discriminate others just because of where they live, what they wear, how they look, what music they listen to, what car they are driving, what work they...
    BellaFairy BellaFairy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2010

    Some people have got no idea how to interact

    and relate with others. Their selfishness is astounding, but saddening. I have an abhorrence of ignorance. It saddens me too! Some people just serve their own desires with no thought for other human beings around them. Their ignorance is astounding.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    A Life Of Fullness

      Is there a way by which we can end conflict and sorrow without destroying creative intelligence and integral completeness? Can there ever be choiceless living, that is, can there ever be action without denial or aggressive want? Can there be action which is spontaneous...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2010

    Not Only Am I Saddened By I...

    Not only am i saddened by ignorance i cant stand it.  Its so many ignorant people out there that it rediculious.  Why cant everyone jus stop be stupid n ignorant and stop tryin to beef ova ...
    sexitt1987 sexitt1987
    18-21
    1 Response Oct 25, 2008

    Right Or Wrong?

       Right and Wrong When Bankei held his seclusion-weeks of meditation, pupils from many parts of Japan came to attend. During one of these gatherings a pupil was caught stealing. The matter was reported to Bankei with the request that the culprit be expelled. Bankei...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 14, 2010

    Again

    Yes, this notion makes me sad Ignorance. Saddened by the ignorance within myself I don't know when it started I wasn't always like this. My naive assumptions: Life. People. Reality. Perceptions carrying me for so long Didn't even know when it...or I was gone. Buried if you...
    ollifer ollifer
    36-40, F
    Jun 24, 2013

    Depressing...

    How some people just don't know the simplest of things.... They say ignorance is bliss... but it's not.  what is blissful about the lack of knowledge? Nothing. nothing at all...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 14, 2008

    I've noticed frequently on here there is huge

    support for thick chubby and big boned girls. Then when the subject of small girls comes up both men and women put them down as less desirable. This saddens me. But I guess it is what it is.
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 14

    To Avoid The ...

      to flow through the noise of knowledge so we can grow with the movement of life ....?
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 17, 2010
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Nov 3, 2010

    Idk guys, it just makes me

    so sad when you're watching someone talk about their passion like when they light up and start bubbling over with words and then all of the sudden they stop themselves and say stuff like "sorry I know this is boring" or "sorry I just got excited". Like you know somewhere in...
    shymic shymic
    18-21, F
    Sep 3, 2015
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 26, 2010

    None

     
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 17, 2010

    Being Alone Is The Worst Situation

    My life is slipping away I am willing to get up and continue in my path I may be riding my bike along the road. I say working in school has kept me alive. Others are jealous of my success, accomplishments, and athletic body. I ignore their views and rather find meaning to my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 1, 2013

    Faith In Humanity Lost

    In class today we had a discussion on the common phrase "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Everyone that agreed with this phrase was supposed to raise there hand. I was honestly a bit shoked when I watched over half the class raise their hands...
    SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick
    18-21, F
    Apr 1, 2013

    Ignorance: The Ultimate Virus

    Just as the truth sets one free, lack of truth binds one. There is the saying, “ignorance is bliss.” I find that very statement ignorant. Perhaps because the mind had grown accustomed to deception or unacquainted wisdom that the initially ignorant individual found a...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 23, 2012

    Maybe

     'god' is the glue that holds this whole thing together, he is not found in your churches,temples, or is it something that we can contemplate. 'god' is the peace love compassion that is in our soul - heart - energies 'god' does not judge, forsake nor comfort because god is...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 25, 2010

    It's Not Sadness

     it's frustration!!  and all of this is because you cant do anything to change it! this ignorance and those mentalities will never change!! those stupid narrow-minded people 
    DisappointMe DisappointMe
    22-25, F
    Oct 31, 2009

    1958

     
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 27, 2010

    Don't Dwell On It

    It is really sad that people feel the need to be ignorant. I mean, what really must go through their minds when someone says 'Hello' to them??? "Why's that weirdo saying Hello to me?" or "Urgh, who do they think they are talking to me?". It is quite sad...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 19, 2009

    yesterday I was in my car with my 8 guy friends

    and they were discussing self-harm & suicide. they were making fun of everyone who goes through those kinds of things. it hurt so much because they have no idea ive tried to commit 4+ times & that ive been self harming since the summer of 6th grade. I cried so much.
    nobodyreallygetsit nobodyreallygetsit
    16-17, F
    Apr 22, 2014

    Ignorance Is Bliss

    My mom's the living proof. She's visited more than 120 countries in her life, and never noticed any suffering in the world. She loves the Taj Mahal, which is just a ******* mausoleum and does no one any good, except maybe the tourist guides, but it makes such a fine backdrop for...
    bubo185 bubo185
    46-50, M
    Dec 9, 2012

    Heres a saying i made up: tell it to people

    if you want.. "no matter how mad you are, if you're joking, or if you REALLY mean it, never tell someone to kill themselves, because they just might.."
    yeahohwell yeahohwell
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 17, 2014

    You're Not A What?

    My husband worked in EMS for years and he used to come home with all kinds of stories. Some were funny, some were shocking, and some just made you shake you head and wonder how people get so far in their lives being a certain way. Anyway, he had gone on an emergency call to pick...
    FourCatsTooMany FourCatsTooMany
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2012
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 19, 2010

    Oh, Dear.

    I love debating. I think different people having different points of view makes the world an interesting place to live, but there are two things I cant stand. One is when people feel the need to insult the other person because they disagree, and the other is when people attempt...
    Squishyable Squishyable
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 28, 2011

    Ignorance As A Choice

    The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed.(The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language)Lack of knowledge, information, or education; the state of being ignorant.(Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged)The state or fact of being...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 20, 2013

    Welcome to ....

    Marching in to the front door of the church in miniture suits, the herd of little men being shuffled into the church.  Fills me with dread and fear as I watch them pushed in by their parents for a children's meeting of some sort.  The same in which I was told that...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 13, 2009

    I have tried so hard to show you my point of

    view. How much I'm hurting. Telling you why. But you only see what you want to believe. Then you want people to think you're not blinded by your own ignorance. I've lost so much respect for you both. You are going to miss me when I am gone. And I cannot wait to watch...
    GirlOfTowers GirlOfTowers
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2014

    Saddened

    i suppose i am guilty of ignorance from time to time myself but when i see loudmouthed people putting down the meek with their pathetic ignorance it makes my blood boil
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2008

    Everyone Has An Opinion

    I'm dumbfounded. I'd love to blame the internet for how ignorant people are able to convince others about their opinions... but it's not only on the internet. It's in real life too. Ignorance is acceptable. Ignorance goes unpunished. I see ignorance in leaders... in...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 15, 2013
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    9 Responses Oct 29, 2010

    Social Ignorance

    This is a story about most people. Their eyes are generally closed tight shut and they are scared to open them - in part because they know their own actions are far from perfect and this is something they don't want to accept. This eyes-closed-ness is usually the first obstacle...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2011

    People are often too dumb to realize how

    ignorant they are. I have friends and family who work in medicine and one of the most frustrating aspects for them is when patients use inaccurate and non-scientific internet resources to challenge their treatment plans. However, I've also had personal experience with...
    CheezItz CheezItz
    46-50, M
    Sep 17, 2015

    Teach Your Children Well

    A few friends of mine teach music. I happened to be at the school were they teach doing some work on the school computer. I was able to hear the session my friend was having with his student. The student was going for an audition and really needed his help. But the student...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 25, 2012

    Ignorance

    Ignorance,There's no need,It saddens me,The ignoramuses,We have around.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Jan 26, 2012

    I do not understand why people justify

    ridiculous actions by the guise of culture. Whaling is not culture. It's eating a massive endangered animal. All humans need to eat... Can't we just be civil about it? Do we have to eradicate species in order to get that overdoing things is wrong? Do not try and make it sound...
    soarabove soarabove
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2014

    Desiderata Poem

      -- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s -- Not "Found in Old St. Paul's Church"! -- see below Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 29, 2010

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