When we think of ignorance or ignorant people, how much of it is really our own ignorance? I know I find myself getting frustrated with people from time to time, ok maybe a bit more than that.. But what I have come to find is that ignorance is mainly a lack of understanding, or simply choosing not to understand. It’s a lack of awareness. We can sit here all day and point fingers at who’s ignorant and who isn’t, but most of the time it’s not just someone else who’s ignorant, it’s you as well.
Sometimes when I look back on my life I would think, what a dumbass you were, how could you have possibly thought that, what on earth would propel you to do such a thing! Each day I grow, each day I learn more, I experience different things, meet new people, form different views, all in all expand as an individual. So when I look back I wouldn’t say I was completely ignorant, I would lean more towards saying I had a lack of understanding, because let’s get real here, that does sound a lot better.
Instead of wandering around bumping into people, pointing fingers, sometimes the middle one, just learn to accept things they way they are. Accept people and their lack of understanding, instead of keeping everything bottled up and having hypothetical arguments with them in your head. Instead try to see things from their point of view and try to learn from them or their mistakes. Because you never know, you just might be the one who has the lack of understanding.
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