Afternoon everyone, yes it has been a very long time since I have written anything but life has had its ups and downs over the last year and has taken much of my time. New Job, New House, No Internet. But it is time to start writing again.

Today’s’ topic… Ignorance

I normally try not to touch this subject straight on; I’ll take angles and tangents from it but not the root itself. But this time I think I need to take the bull by the horns and drill some information into the minds of my readers. Let us start off by defining ignorance, Encarta defines it as “unawareness of something, often something important” the key words here are unaware and important. If you are unaware of the importance of something that affects your daily life or the daily life of someone else then really do you have the right to be part of regular society, or should you be separated and left to fend for yourself with others that just don’t give a damn.

I once wrote about what the meaning of life; and since we are talking about what effects to life I figured we should go over this again. The actual definition of life is crude “the quality that makes living animals and plants different from dead organisms and inorganic matter.” But what is the philosophical definition; that is something that has been debated for ions, and will for generations into the future. My definition is simple life is the process generating offspring to pass on the knowledge learned. We always say that we must learn from our mistakes, my definition takes that approach and applies it. So if our only reason for being around is to learn and teach then if we have members of society that are not performing these two duties what are they then; are they alive, are they anti-life. If would be simple to state that these individuals are dead which makes them fit the true definition of life, but what if we look at this another way. What if we state that these people are alive but are not fulfilling life but are the reason we all exist, our goal is to teach this individuals are our ultimate goal, to teach the unwilling.

I know some of you that read this are asking what the hell happen to set me off on this rant, well I would have to say this one is not a rant but an eye opener. As most of you know I do my fair bit of travelling across this great country of ours and I tend to look at the bigger picture, but lately since I have moved to a small town and have come to realize that what makes small towns different is not their size but the fact that they are more susceptible to being secluded from the big picture. The one thing I have learned is that after learning the basics of life, a good portion of small town people decide that there is nothing else to learn, they have reached their end. This scares me greatly, and I hope that it scares you as well; how can someone state there is no more to learn. Life is the journey to all-knowing, remember I am very anti-religious so don’t take that comment as a religious one. I have always stated that is you haven’t learnt something today then you didn’t live today, you just existed.

What I have to say to the people out there that this applies to, rethink where you are in life because if you ever want to get somewhere, you will need to learn that others around have much they can teach and just because you do not know of something maybe that something will change your life. It is fine to know how to do something but it’s great to know how to do that something many ways. My education and experience is centered on being able to solve business problems through the use of techniques not in use by the company. I look at my job as being as simple as 1+1=2 but so does .5+1.5 and 3-1 and so on, the point is every situation has something just enough different that you need to change the approach, applying the same formula to all situations may get you a result but was it the best result for that situation.

So I end this with Learn + Teach = Life, Learn + ignorance ≠ Life



One thought on “Ignorance

  1. Jason Tapp

    I’m sure that you know this, but here’s my only critique of your rant: People have debated the meaning of life for “eons”; not “ions.” I’m sure it was just a slip of the hand, but you did say that we should live our lives learning something new every day. I completely agree. Here’s today’s lesson for you from one Jason Tapp to another.