⁣⁣Willful Ignorance “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”- Benjamin F

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Shane St Pierre
Shane St Pierre
10 Dec 2021

⁣⁣Willful Ignorance “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”- Benjamin Franklin
⁣“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
― Plato
“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.”
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

⁣“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
― Issac Asimov

Willful Ignorance and Self-Deception
https://www.goodreads.com/quot....es/tag/willful-ignor
Whom do we blame more, the willfully ignorant or the self-deceived?
https://www.psychologytoday.co....m/us/blog/why-we-bla

“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see”
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

How to wake up Brainwashed people [The right way]
https://www.roxytube.com/v/uY5mop
The more people we have opposing restrictive measures, then the better outcome to our plight. MSM has a strong grip and it is useless for a few but not everyone is deep under the spell.
It is worth a go now as it may be too late if we delay. For our futures, our children, friends and family, it is important to try. Respects to those who have tried and failed; it is not easy done but we must try.
1 The Mirror*
When talking to those who still believe that political “authority” is legitimate and necessary, it can be easy to assume that the entire problem resides inside their heads, but that is not the case. No matter how philosophically co

“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
― Thomas A. Edison

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
― Soren Kierkegaard


https://odysee.com/@Cahlen:0/C....ahlenLee_20211121_Wi
Willful ignorance is a choice that is made by almost everyone I come across, and a quick path to finding yourself removed from my life.



rrect you are, unless you can first understand and control your own psychology, the likelihood of having a useful discussion with someone else on the topic is slim to none.
* no relation to "The Mirror"
2 The Goal
When most people argue, they just throw ideas at each other, usually accomplishing nothing. If you want to communicate effectively, you need to have a specific goal in mind when talking to someone, and just as importantly, you need to have a way to determine if you achieved that goal—if you accomplished anything by talking to the other person.
3 The Wedge
When you talk to someone who has fundamentally different views than yours, it is natural for the conversation to quickly turn into a combative argument where it’s “you against them.” If that happens, the likelihood of anyone’s mind changing is slim to none. Candles in the Dark teaches a fundamentally different way to communicate, putting you on the same “side” as the person you are talking to.
4 The Void
How many times have statists responded to your simple, clear explanations with weird evasions, random tangents, and other things that made it seem like they either weren’t listening, or were too stupid to understand even the most basic concepts and principles? After this session of Candles in the Dark, you will know why that happens so often, and more importantly, how to avoid it.
5 The Obstacle Course
A lot of Candles in the Dark is about what not to do: all the ways in which you can accidentally sabotage your own efforts. When you use the method correctly, it can look and feel so simple and obvious, but first you need to know all the things to not do—all the ways in which human psychology (yours and theirs) can quickly make a friendly chat into a fruitless, uncomfortable argument.
6 The Punch Line
No, you don’t need to lecture everyone and educate them on twenty different topics. You only need them to see and abandon one particular lie. There are many ways to get there, but the end goal is very fundamental and simple, and this final session of Candles in the Dark will give you a number of specific lines of questioning to use to get there.
Communicate. Liberate.

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Shane St Pierre
Shane St Pierre 5 months ago

“Humans see what they want to see.”
― Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief
tags: humanity, humans, mankind, perception, self-delusion, willful-ignorance2249 likesLike
Isaac Asimov
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
― Issac Asimov
tags: anti-intellectualism, cult, culture, democracy, ignorance, intellectual, political, politics, united-states, willful-ignorance2071 likesLike
Søren Kierkegaard
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
― Soren Kierkegaard
tags: blindness, fools, self-deception, truth, willful-blindness, willful-ignorance1723 likesLike
Benjamin Franklin
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
― Benjamin Franklin
tags: willful-ignorance1341 likesLike
Ayn Rand
“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.”
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
tags: unpleasant-truth, willful-ignorance1244 likesLike
“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”
― Atwood H. Townsend
tags: reading, study, willful-ignorance1234 likesLike
Thomas A. Edison
“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
― Thomas A. Edison
tags: thinking, willful-ignorance1221 likesLike
Terry Goodkind
“People are stupid. They will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true.”
― Terry Goodkind, Wizard's First Rule
tags: public-opinion, willful-ignorance, wizard-s-rules1141 likesLike
Ray Bradbury
“But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
tags: lies, lying, truth, willful-ignorance1141 likesLike
Stephen Chbosky
“It’s much easier not to know things sometimes.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
tags: willful-ignorance949 likesLike
Benjamin Franklin
“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin
tags: close-mindedness, ignorance, willful-ignorance802 likesLike
John Steinbeck
“Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.”
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
tags: stupidity, willful-ignorance782 likesLike
Anne Rice
“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.”
― Anne Rice, The Witching Hour
tags: aliteracy, bibliophiles, book-lovers, willful-ignorance, zealotry778 likesLike
Charles Darwin
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”
― Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man
tags: certainty, ignorance, knowledge, open-mindedness, science, willful-ignorance738 likesLike
Richard Dawkins
“More generally, as I shall repeat in Chapter 8, one of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.”
― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
tags: ignorance, satisfaction, understanding, willful-ignorance666 likesLike
Brandon Sanderson
“I try to avoid having thoughts. They lead to other thoughts, and—if you’re not careful—those lead to actions. Actions make you tired. I have this on rather good authority from someone who once read it in a book.”
― Brandon Sanderson
tags: humor, warbreaker, willful-ignorance563 likesLike
Abraham Lincoln
“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”
― Abraham Lincoln
tags: stubbornness, willful-ignorance412 likesLike
Milan Kundera
“A man is responsible for his ignorance.”
― Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves
tags: ignorance, man, men, resonsibility, willful-ignorance314 likesLike
Isaac Asimov
“To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.”
― Isaac Asimov
tags: religion, science, willful-ignorance312 likesLike
Erin Morgenstern
“Because I do not wish to know,” he says. “I prefer to remain unenlightened, to better appreciate the dark.”
― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
tags: willful-ignorance307 likesLike
Richard Dawkins
“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.”
― Richard Dawkins
tags: religion, willful-ignorance292 likesLike
Stephen Fry
“There are young men and women up and down the land who happily (or unhappily) tell anyone who will listen that they don’t have an academic turn of mind, or that they aren’t lucky enough to have been blessed with a good memory, and yet can recite hundreds of pop lyrics and reel off any amount of information about footballers. Why? Because they are interested in those things. They are curious. If you are hungry for food, you are prepared to hunt high and low for it. If you are hungry for information it is the same. Information is all around us, now more than ever before in human history. You barely have to stir or incommode yourself to find things out. The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is.”
― Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles
tags: curiosity, willful-ignorance227 likesLike
Aleister Crowley
“The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.”
― Aleister Crowley, Magick: Liber ABA: Book 4
tags: liber-librae, thelema, willful-ignorance218 likesLike
P.J. O'Rourke
“No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.”
― P.J. O'Rourke
tags: society-s-increasing-stupidity, willful-ignorance198 likesLike
Aldous Huxley
“The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.”
― Aldous Huxley
tags: change, innovation, willful-ignorance137 likesLike
Jodi Picoult
“Sometimes we find ourselves walking through life blindfolded, and we try to deny that we're the ones who securely tied the knot.”
― Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts
tags: willful-ignorance122 likesLike
Hendrik Willem van Loon
“Any formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession - their ignorance.”
― Hendrick Willem Van Loon
tags: education, hendrick-van-loon, ignorance, society, willful-ignorance94 likesLike
Federico Fellini
“Don't tell me what I'm doing; I don't want to know.”
― Federico Fellini
tags: willful-ignorance79 likesLike
Ayn Rand
“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see”
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

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Shane St Pierre 6 months ago

“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see”
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

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Shane St Pierre 6 months ago

⁣“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
― Plato

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