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I Am Saddened By Ignorance

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    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

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    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 17, 2010

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2010

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    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

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    Ignorance

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

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    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 13-15, F Apr 22

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    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 26, 2010

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    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Nov 3, 2010

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    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 19, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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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    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 9 Responses Oct 29, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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    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...
    87athleteunknown 87athleteunknown 18-21, F Jul 1, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 27, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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 May 17

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    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

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    We.....

          ...still live in a violent world!,  see it, open your doors its there. ...are the most dependent , independent people (U.S.) !!! ...still ask for the truth (i dislike cliche)  we know the truth,or are we just stupid? ...dont want...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 16, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, F Jun 24, 2013

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    Sometimes i feel that it was

    so wrong that mom had me as just trow me to hell starting from family members and dad who died at 2003 and the relatives...i am really losing it and i can't hide it as lost the ability of living...no one talk with me ever as can at one day have few talking then the rest of the...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    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

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    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 4 Responses May 19, 2009

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    is most present in people that society deems "intelligent." Many people think that they are so smart and that the rest of humanity are stupid. But, the first sign of ignorance is...
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    Do you believe ignorance is bliss? Why or why not?
    YellowBrightLight YellowBrightLight 18-21 3 Responses Sep 3

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    This has been on my mind for 3 days now. I absolutely hate ignorance to the core because it shows that you don't have home training. When I was walking to pick up my sister, these...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F Sep 5

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    And it should start with law. Drug-related crime should be treated as health problem and should only be sent to a drug court. Drug addicts do not belong in the same place as...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Hey everyone in the UK! I'm sure that you've all had "one of those days" at work, right? But what if you're suffering from more than this? There are people out there who have...
    VintagePearls VintagePearls 31-35, F Aug 21

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    People write it off as 'attention seeking' or something that has triggered it. Society needs to be informed that mental illnesses are serious, however mild the symptoms, and those...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F Aug 22

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Aug 22

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    My teachers and classmates joke around about it not knowing that someone in that class (me) has mental disorders Way to make me feel ******
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I have battled with anxiety disorder since I can remember. Its something I have battled all my life. Whenever I had an anxiety attack, people just called me hysterical and made fun...
    tysoyana tysoyana 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I fee your pain, I've been a victim of it too never mind hey. Let karma deal with it
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 25

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    Too many people do not understand enough about the mental anguish that can easily affect their friends, family, and themselves. I'm bipolar. By close family and good friends, I've...
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    If you are the kind of person that doesnt like feedback on personal life situations please do not bother sharing with me. Had someone earlier on here tell me i was too bold and had...
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    I am extremely sickened and saddened by the majority of the responses from the outcome of the referendum from both sides. Such cruel words have been said to fellow Scots, the only...
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