I can’t begin to count or tell you how many times my children have heard me say: Learn something new every day. The day you stop learning is the day you start dying. It’s a belief I’ve held for as far back in my life as I can remember. I truly believe that virtually everything you read is a source for learning and, if you use an active mind, anything you watch can be the same; every person you interact with can offer a lesson; the majority of the time you spend awake each day can provide you with some new learning experience. You just have to open your mind to the possibilities and WANT to learn.
The opposite of that outlook is also true: If you’re determined to stay uneducated – what I refer to as “intentionally ignorant,” then no one can teach you anything. No matter how easy the material is to learn; no matter how important it may be in your day; no matter how big of a difference it might make in your lifestyle or quality of life – if you are determined to stay ignorant, then you will. The challenge I personally face in the contemporary world is that the intentionally ignorant don’t just hurt themselves.
In contemporary society, in America anyway, the intentionally ignorant are rarely – if ever – self-sufficient. That means that they are constantly and permanently dependent on others to take care of them; to do for them; to help them not slowly and miserably rot away into a painstakingly long death. I can only imagine a few people shaking their heads because they don’t understand or see the connection between willful ignorance and a lack of ability to function. Let’s take a look at a couple of examples…
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