Ignorance

My favorite quote to people is "Ignorance is not an excuse! It is bred from  laziness and one's lack of drive to educate themselves!" There are just too many people out there that are perfectly satisfied letting everybody else do everything for them, including think. If you don't know something, go look it up and find out! It especially gets me when people say something stupid online when it would have taken them oh 3 seconds to google it! I don't claim to know everything, that would be impossible, but I do know that I can safely say it's not from lack of wanting to :) . If people would put 1/2 the effort into reading about something and learning as they do whining and looking for someone else to tell them they would already have a leg up. Knowledge is power. I would never put anybody down for something they could not help, but if you can help it and choose not to why is it my job to dumb it down for you?!?!

amyjo3 amyjo3
26-30, F
22 Responses Mar 25, 2009

knowledge is only power to a certain degree

Oh and one more note...you can't argue with the stupid. Their defensive answers make no sense, not even to them. Trying to enlighten them is a waste of your time and breath.

So very true...people are too lazy to learn. Most are even too lazy to google something. They refuse to be responsible and mature adults and remain like uneducated children. They leave the decisions to others, and even the thinking to others. It is a lazy and stupid way to exist. Note that I said 'exist' rather than live.

They don't use their god-given brains, they simply put them on the shelf and let everyone else do their thinking. It is a really worry. However these 'drone-like' individuals make it nice and easy for the government to manage. After all, if citizens never question or protest, how easy they are to brainwash and manage overall.

In a survival situation these people wouldn't have a chance in hell. Of course I am secretly hoping that natural selection kinda picks these ones off.

Amy....i love your story, and "I" got it. <br />
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Good luck with your pregnancy and i pray all is fine and he/she is healthy.

you don't know that in fact 99% of the time its the opposite <br />
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and i will lighten up when people like you stop calling ordinary people stupid for not knowing everything for needing to depend on the professionals in society <br />
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i will lighten up when people like you understand the dfference between ignorance and stupidity the latter being willfull the former not <br />
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i will lighten up when doing things as right as you know how actually means something and professionals stop gettting a free pass because the ordinary person did not do tons of research they neither had the knowledge or the means to do <br />
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and when people like you stop trying to crusify them for the same reasons

uh-huh soooo....how much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood? :p<br />
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In the words of The Beatles I end this debate on this note:<br />
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When I find myself in times of trouble<br />
Mother Mary comes to me<br />
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.<br />
And in my hour of darkness<br />
She is standing right in front of me<br />
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.<br />
Let it be, let it be.<br />
Let it be, let it be.<br />
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.<br />
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And when the broken hearted people<br />
Living in the world agree,<br />
There will be an answer, let it be.<br />
For though they may be parted there is<br />
Still a chance that they will see<br />
There will be an answer, let it be....<br />
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lol lighten up the world is not all bad, not all people suck and are out to get you...

nd if you have no clue where to get the informtion you need???? then i guess you are just screwed even when you ask the people around you (the professionals that managed to wonder into your life) and they lie to you then your just f-cked and oh by the way its YOUR fault <br />
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YEAH RIGHT <br />
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i too know what its like to be behind the technology 8 ball hints what i say about finding everything from a google or a .com <br />
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if you know what website to go to your fine if you don't your f-cked <br />
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and i know the change a tire fix a pipe things were just examples but FYI there are some people myself incuded that would make more of a mess trying to fix it than calling a tow truck or a plumber <br />
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that is why we have mechanics plumbers lawyers accountants tax perpaers because the average person cannot do everything

Thank you so much for saying that! That is one of the best compliments you can ever give a mom :)

And just for clarification I am not saying everybody should know how to change a tire or fix a busted pipe (although the technique used for copper is quite facinating :p) I am simply using those as random examples. Feel free to use whatever you feel that a person should know in as a substitute! See this is why I need to get this baby out and get back on my meds, this whole obsessive thing I have going on is quite annoying, my guess it was also the reason behind reading those damn encyclopedias o_O hmmmm I mean honestly did I really need to know the average weight of a camels hump...i think not! lol Ugh

Ah ha! Now I am starting to get it. Tulick I just read one of your stories you posted in a seemingly related yet totally different post. I think the problem here was pure miscommunication. I just don't say or explain things in a way that you understand. The points you made in your post were very similar to the points I was trying to make in mine. Mine were more directed at your everyday person you meet on the street and yours were towards the professional community. Either way the point was you didn't like people who walk around with their heads up their *** just because they can and you expressed outrage on how they did this with complete disregard to how it effects your life and the lives of others. My point is that I just don't like it when people do that period, be it my boss, professor, coworker or neighbor. I think it is inexcusable for people to keep their heads up their *** when the info is out there they just have to find it. And if you are trying than that is all I ask. I think of my mother when I make the statement about being ignorant, and no it's not as harsh as it sounds. She is very uninformed when it comes to pretty much anything to do with life. She relies solely on my father to tell her EVERYTHING including her political preference and views, all financial decisions even budgeting her own money... and it irritates me because when my father is gone what in the hell will she do? She cant change a tire, she has limited job experience, she couldn't fix a broken pipe to save her life. Those of course are just figurative examples but I truly worry about her. She doesn't see the need to educate herself on anything to do with life, it will be a rude awakening when he passes and she is left without a clue. And of course I have seen situations where a cash register goes out and the clerk is left there dumbfounded because without a mechanical device they have no clue how to give change. To me there is no excuse for that. I grew up poor as dirt, had every hurdle imaginable thrown in front of me and didn't even really touch a computer let alone get online until I was 18-19 but I chose to educate myself. I read the entire set of encyclopedia britannica when I was younger just because I wanted to know what I didn't know. I am not saying that everybody needs to go to that extreme I am just saying there is no plausible reason in my opinion that anybody has to be totally clueless. And with that I am done playing I am 3 days shy of 40 wks pregnant, irritable and just not feeling good hence the reason your comments have gotten to me the way they have. But I am done playing, if at this point you still choose to argue and want to call me (fill in the derogatory comment of your choice) you can cause I have no energy left at the moment and if I haven't expressed myself in a way you can understand than I throw in the towel lol. <br />
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whatever

'Whatever"- aka....'I saw too many words and was too lazy to read it.' lol.

Knowledge that benefits is knowledge applied with understanding to one's own life. Unfortunately, too often, we have ears but do not hear, and eyes but do not see, because we refuse too. <br />
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i am not using you as any kind of outlet <br />
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i am only telling the truth you are the one with the ignorance problem not me <br />
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you will find that out if you ever get screwed over by professionals

As I said, I hope you can work through whatever issue is at the root of this anger and find a better, more productive way of expressing yourself. You don't seem to be a bad person, just very angry and depressed. :( And I guess if you feel better for venting on me for whatever reason, if it helps you in someway get by until you can remedy this situation than so be it. I am used to people saying such statements and constantly criticizing me. It will probably fall on deaf ears from now on, but have at it dear!

and what generareted thatr "attack" your story <br />
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you seem ignorant by what you said there and the statements are stupid <br />
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FACT- you cannot get everything from a google or a .com <br />
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FACT just because you go looking for carrer information tax information legal advice or seek out a professional doesn't mean you get what you need <br />
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FACT- you don't seem to realize that <br />
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i am not playing the bad guy only interjecting some coomon sense

because its annying to type words into google while trying to type a comment or create a group or add a group description

A personal attack is committed when a person substitutes abusive remarks for evidence when attacking another person's claim or claims. This line of "reasoning" is fallacious because the attack is directed at the person making the claim and not the claim itself. The truth value of a claim is independent of the person making the claim. <br />
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"you are the ignorant one with some prettystupid statements"<br />
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When you chose to attack me instead of the comment...you committed a personal attack.<br />
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Tulick after reading some of your stories I am not going to argue with you because now I feel sorry for you. I know you are probably going to come back with some snippy comment because that's just what you do. I don't know why you feel the need to play the opposition role but I am sure your opinions would be accepted a lot better if you would not feel the need to attack people. Good luck working through whatever your issue may be and hopefully you can find some self-worth in something other than being the "bad guy". *hugs* :D

correction google has a spellchecker

i don't know to whom you are refuring but you need to look up the definition of personal attack <br />
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If you don't know, find out! Plain and simple<br />
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NO it is not that simple far from it or did you not read any of the comments here <br />
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and to the person who is barking about spelling it woul be much easier dealt with if ep had spell check for the comment section and group creation/ description <br />
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you also have to remember things like net speak and text speak

Oh my goodness didn't know it was unacceptable and ignorant to voice my opinion in a story written in the "I have no patience for stupidity" experience! o-O If you would have spent a moment reading some of my other stories you would find that I am not some self righteous egotistical ***** who thinks I am god and everybody who is not me is trash lol and that is pretty much what you are portraying me as. You my dear are one of the people I have no patience for. You make assuming comments focusing on one statement made, ignoring the entire picture and true meaning of the post. By saying "google" i am simply using it as a general example, not my sole source of infinite wisdom and knowledge! And after close examination I do not see where I have made ANY direct reference to ANY user of this site! Once again that is a presumption not a fact. I love this site and most of the people I have met here. I ask questions and give advice when I can. Your statements directly conflict my post! I am all for learning and asking questions!! What I am against is people who refuse to do this and count solely on others to do things for them. If you don't know, find out! Plain and simple, that was my message in my post. Do it by whatever means you need to, but the important thing is that YOU do it. And for you to come on here to this experience and insult me personally over my story is purely idiotic. I do not participate in personal attacks and do not appreciate being personally attacked! Next time maybe taking time to actually read a story in full would be advised. If you want to make a personal attack on me try looking into me for a moment, yes that's right educate yourself as much as possible on me, prior to the attack!

if only what you were saying was half the truth <br />
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you cannot get everything from google or a .com <br />
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and when you ask and seek out professionals paid to help with everything from careers to taxes to legal advice because you were smart enough to know you don't know it all and still get burned then what??<br />
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to say nothing of all the bad info out there on things like google the incomptant people getting paid to advise others <br />
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you are the ignorant one with some prettystupid statements

oh my god!! the people in my year thinks it is "cool" to act stupid. the girls in my year who get aked out are the ones who pretend to have "blonde moments". i can't spend one hour in the same room as them without wanting to break something!!