I Wish There Was a War On Ignorance

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    I Wish...

    i wish that people could just use some damn common sense...or just ATTEMPT to comprehend what people are saying when they are talking to them. i feel like i am around nincompoops all day that go OUT OF THEIR WAY to burn the few brain cells that they had to start with on making it...
    thegrouchygirl thegrouchygirl
    18-21
    1 Response Feb 10, 2008

    Please Share This And Make This Known.

    The ethnic Rohingya people of Myanmar Burma in Southeast Asia are about to be massacred. Barbarous acts are being carried out by Neo-Nazi racist groups like the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party, Arakan Liberation Army, NaSaKa border police and 969 monks led by Monk Wirathu...
    nilmortalibusarduiest nilmortalibusarduiest
    22-25, M
    Mar 24, 2013

    Presidential Campaign For '08

    I have been following all of the major debates for the 2007-2008 presidential campaign trail, and no matter who I speak with off of the internet, they are unable to give me a single fact about each of the candidates. It's all about one or two of them, and the rest may as well be...
    Zanato Zanato
    18-21, M
    10 Responses Dec 27, 2007

    My Little Rant On Ignorance.

    Ignorance doesn't just have to do with reality tv, it's everywhere. It's in your newspaper and on your news program. It's in books and magazines and the internet. Ignorance is not just not knowing things, it's not questioning things. It's being controlled and manipulated...
    midvacent midvacent
    18-21, F
    Oct 17, 2007

    Hey Jude

    I started thinking about the worst kind of ignominious people, who are they, what do they do and how do they act?  I know it would be a matter of personal taste, an opinion based on research, or of life experiences.  My first thought would be of those who kill without...
    mollydd mollydd
    13-15
    Feb 10, 2010

    Terrifying.

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3PyoUPcobA&feature=related   It truly terrifies me that there are people like this in the world.    Really. 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Mar 18, 2009

    Books Not Bombs!

    Instead of spending tax dollars to send African Americans, Latinos, and hippies to jail for growing, selling and using weed, we ought build more, better schools and provide better education for American kids. Instead of toppling socialist governments we could be focusing on...
    istruggle istruggle
    18-21, M
    3 Responses May 30, 2008

    But Who Would You Send to Fight?

    That's what my boyfriend said when I told him that I joined this group. Funny!
    racin4065 racin4065
    26-30, F
    Jan 20, 2008

    I Can't Even Believe This.

    I was on Facebook and I saw this one kid's status and literally couldn't believe I had just read this: I mean, wow. Holy hell. This is the most catastrophic event in our country of the last decade and he doesn't even know who attacked us? I mean, for God's sake, it's common...
    DysfunctionalMuse DysfunctionalMuse
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2009

    How I Would Conduct a War On Ignorance...

    Just call me General LavidaLoca.....,y first sally into this war would be to make all side lay down there guns and walked bare handed and bare footed amongst their enemies.It would be a big step towards tolerance and understanding.Mind you I would be prepared to bang a few heads...
    LaVidaLoca LaVidaLoca
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Mar 22, 2008

    Absolutely. ...

    Absolutely. If we can eliminate ignorance, we can pretty much eliminate every war in this world. Everyone might get along much much better.
    Ay4REAAAL Ay4REAAAL
    16-17, F
    Dec 27, 2007

    There Is - and Every Day We Lose It

    Every time someone watches a "reality show" on TV, we lose a battle. The wars of the future will not take place on battlefields, but in minds.  Where do your opinions come from?  Do you really know?  Who do politicians work for?  Taxpayers?  Do...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto
    56-60, M
    10 Responses Jul 10, 2007

    I Am So Pissed Don't Know How to Respond

    I just received the following ignorant "joke" email at work.  I am so bothered by it, my coworkers loved it and it was sent by one of the higher ups, I don't know how to approach it.  How would you respond, am I out of line to be offended?   ...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    12 Responses Jun 10, 2008

    Do You See, What I See?

    Do you see what I see?I see 7 billion people on Earth.I see 30,000 children dying of starvation everyday.I see half-naked super models exploiting themselves and selling their souls for money.I see one million pound of food thrown away everyday.I see decades of inhumane and...
    nilmortalibusarduiest nilmortalibusarduiest
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2013

    THEY Are So Stupid

    the people that cant tell you why they believe anything, that make claims about things that they actually know nothing about, that never think about their life or what is going on around them, the people that simply follow the particular subculture that they are in and never...
    turbo48 turbo48
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 12, 2007

    It's the Only War I'd Support..

    The ignorance of some people can drive you crazy. I just wonder how some people can live so close-minded. I wonder how they're able to survive with their attitude.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 4, 2008

    Ignorance Or Insight?

    Only insight will replace ignorance. That is a process we often avoid and for numerous reasons. We might change "But..." and our reasons include "Because" and our reluctance is only surpassed by our lack of improvement. To get past our past, we may have to...
    GSBigger GSBigger
    61-65
    Jun 20, 2008

    Zeitgeist

    www.zeitgeistmovie.com everyone should watch this and then start deciding things for themself
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 5, 2007

    Our Society Is Too Celebrity Driven

    When people react to personalities instead of ideas, form instead of substance we also lose the war on ignorance. France is to be admired in this regard since culturally it celebrates intellectuals, artists, chefs, anyone who can create.  Culturally the United States is...
    ginger1979 ginger1979
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jul 21, 2007

    Yes and No Actually, But I Cou...

    Yes and No actually, but I couldn't check both!  Yes becuase I think knowing about the world and each other would make the world a better place for everyone.  No becuase sometimes I feel people live happier lives when they are ignorant of the bad things in this world...
    Pachis Pachis
    22-25, F
    Oct 19, 2007

    “In the age of information,

    ignorance is a choice.” ― Donny Miller
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 13, 2014

    I'm Not Entirely Sure What...

    I'm not entirely sure what this means either, but it makes me think of Michael Jackson. So: yes.
    ultimaluz ultimaluz
    22-25, F
    Oct 18, 2007

    Someone asked me these two questions today: -

    Are the pyramids still there in Egypt? - Is Palestine still occupied? Is the war still going on ? Me: huh???!!!! LOL O.o This happened in the morning, I am still not able to get it out of my mind, seriously ......................
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    Ignorance....

    "Ignorance affords you no protection from reality" -me haha
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 9, 2008

    Not a War, But No Ignorance Wo...

    Not a war, but no ignorance would be good. But wars are caused by ignorance. Hitler, Holocaust, Nazis, Portugease and Africans, Slavery, Trail of Tears, Nagasaki, Revoluntionary War, Civil War, all are caused by ignorance. the list can go on. There cannot be a war on ignorance if...
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122
    16-17, F
    Oct 18, 2007

    Please Bomb My In-laws

    If there was a war on ignorance I would drop bombs on all my inbred hick in-laws. In the dictionary right next to the word ignorance you will find they're picture. They are the epitomy of ignorance. Most of all my in-laws and I do have alot of them, have never graduated high...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia
    26-30, F
    Mar 25, 2008

    you can afford to be stupid

    once you know it all,wisdom outshines knowledge the difference between the two is reality  & experience 
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    War On Ignorance

    War on ignorance,Great idea,Let's cut it out,Have everyone understand,Life would be simpler!
    startinover1 startinover1
    46-50
    Apr 22, 2012

    I Understand the Sentiment, But It Seems Impractical...

    Something I read awhile ago on the subject of a cure to ignorance has always stuck with me, and that is that it isn't really a fight; it's not a question of putting a stop to the ignorant, merely of educating them. We aren't ignorant because we've been given enough of the facts...
    MonstrousScholar MonstrousScholar
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2008

    As

    the only requirement is silence silence caters for ignorance and in ignorance we will never be aware of what is going on in order to stand up against it ignorance is the greatest weapon that sustains violations of human rights.   http://amnesty.org.uk/content.asp...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses May 7, 2009

    Ignorant of Our Own Impact

    Many Americans are ignorant of how much our country is actually consuming with our relatively small population. We put up with a lot of sh*tty policies because we are ignorant and comfortable. We allow others to suffer (including the Earth and all its inhabitants) because we are...
    hibislo hibislo
    31-35
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2007

    Implied.

    Ignorance, root word ignore, would imply a deliberate avoidance of gathering knowledge regarding a matter.  I have no problem with innocence, or even naivety; when it comes to ignorance, I'm livid. Why would a person go out of their way to learn something?  Why would a...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2007
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