Any good speech tends to begin with a definition of its topic. Ignorance is defined as, “state of being uninformed.” There is a lot of rage in the world about the hatred for ignorance. I ask though, whose fault is it really? You can’t blame someone for being ignorant. This is similar to hating a child for not understanding physics. So, why the hate for ignorance? Well, many humans have an egoist approach to their mentality. Simply put, they think they are better than others. Because of this, they take stock in the idea that anyone that doesn’t understand the same clump of information, they must be ignorant and thus, less of a person. When you devalue someone else it allows for strong feelings towards that person without any remorse. This is how wars are done without complete dysfunction from soldiers. When soldier A views soldier B as their enemy, they can kill them because they have determined their cause more valuable.
What does that have to with ignorance? If something bothers someone for long enough, they feelings grow more intense. Let’s say there are a group of people who tend to be void of a certain piece of information. The more you interact with that phenomenon, the more it bothers you. Depending on your level of tolerance, that feeling can turn to hate.
To summarize, humans separate themselves from those void of a piece of information, thus devaluing that person, which allows for the growth of hate.
Again, I ask, whose fault is it that they are ignorant? You can’t blame someone for not knowing something. If anything, it is the owner of the information’s fault for not sharing. As I’ve said millions of times, education is the strongest link towards evolution. So, instead of screaming ignorance, try a civilized lesson first.
Continuing on the path, I think it is actually a subverted hatred for those that choose ignorance, which is a paradox. If knowledge is known, but not chosen, what is that? Ignorance is the wrong term. An even more overused term, “stupid” supplements this gap. Stupid is defined as, “a lack of intelligence.” However, is that their fault? You can’t help what you don’t know. If you are going to be mad about it, be mad at yourself for not correcting the problem.
What I’m eluding too is that I’m tired of seeing people complain about “stupid” people. It isn’t their fault they fail to see reason. Not to mention, most people that claim that “everyone else is stupid but me” are far from geniuses themselves. Again, stop being mad at the person, be mad at the action and find a way to fix it rather than complain.