ignorance


Random quote of the day:

“The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”

—Albert Camus, The Plague (tr. Stuart Gilbert)

 

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Random quote of the day:

“To speak on matters where you’re ignorant dulls the voice for speaking on matters where you do know something.”

—John Updike, The Paris Review, Winter 1968, No. 45

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Random quote of the day:

“Few Americans are educated in the ways government works—or does not work—and our passivity, our downright apathy, in the face of the headlong retreat from democracy in this country makes us wonder if perhaps the late Max Lerner was not right: We are a civilization in decline without ever having reached its zenith.”

—Edward Albee, “Humans: the artsy animals,” Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2006

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This kind of vandalism makes me sick to my stomach.

This is an embodiment of the whole “if it happened before I was born it doesn’t matter” philosophy. Of the “I’m more important, pay attention to ME!” pride-in-ignorance that a growing number of people in this country seem to have adopted as a personal philosophy.

You know, really, it’s beyond ignorance. It’s a willful destruction of humanity’s collective treasure, tantamount to the Taliban dynamiting the statues of Buddha.

“If I can’t create,” this vandal seems to be saying, “I will destroy what others have created. If I don’t understand, I’ll make sure no one else understands, either.”