My Thoughts Are…
When a well adjusted rational person is ignorant about certain things, there is a good chance that when their ignorance is brought to light or even better… their experience has enlightened them, they will learn… if they are open to the possibility.
Stupidity by contrast is the inability to be open to or failing to learn when your ignorance on a subject is brought to your attention. Or worse… you fail to heed the lessons or choose not to see the reality of the situation.
And no… I am not talking about reading, writing or arithmetic.
The past couple years we seem to have been inundated by a different kind of stupidity… A cruel kind of stupidity. And in some cases, this type of cruel stupidity is accompanied by fake ignorance.
This particular kind of stupidity and ignorance is used to hide a lack of compassion and empathy for others. A lack of compassion and empathy cloaked as ignorance in order to promote the agenda of The Stupid and The Cruel. Sometimes people feign ignorance about another person’s cruel stupidity to hold onto a way of life they fear is slipping away from them.
Are you picking up what I’m laying down? Haha
I know… That’s a lot of ignorance and stupidity to wrap your brain around. I know I for one have struggled to understand the times we are living in… especially these past two years. But stick with me… That is, only if you’re open to the possibility. ;- )
But if you’re feeling me… Please Vote!
And if you are among the faux ignorant or even the cruelly stupid, all I have to say to you is… Get Out And Mingle Dammit…! Meet some people other than the stupid ignorant people you’re used to dealing with!!
Now let me say this, ignorance and stupidity are not relegated to your social status, bank account, race, religion or your gender. We are all subject to being ignorant of certain things from time to time… and sometimes we may even be accused of being stupid. No one knows everything… Right.
But my hope is that inside of us all there is a capacity for compassion, empathy and the willingness to try and understand that we all are connected… that we are all in this together. But again, only if we are open to the possibility.
Until next time… Be Well ❤