Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Daily Dedroidify: Ignorance

Daily Dedroidify: Ignorance

"Contemporary man is born asleep, lives asleep and dies asleep. What knowledge could a sleeping man have?"
Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

"The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart."
Kurt Vonnegut

You may be academically retarded.

"Reason obeys itself; ignorance submits to what is dictated to it." Thomas Paine

"No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance." Confucius

"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." Socrates

"Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil." Plato

"Do you remember how electrical currents and "unseen waves" were laughed at? The knowledge about man is still in its infancy." Albert Einstein

"If the masses rule, man is controlled by ignorance. If the church rules, he is conrolled by superstition. If the state rules, he is controlled by fear. Before people can live in harmony & understanding, ignorance needs to change in wisdom."
Manly P. Hall

"Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence."
Robert Anton Wilson

"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." Socrates

"The only thing that interferes with my learning, is my education." Albert Einstein

"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance." Socrates

"True knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." Confucius

"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult." Sigmund Freud

"The man who realizes his ignorance has taken the first step toward knowledge."
Max Heindel

"The easiest way to get brainwashed is to be born."
Robert Anton Wilson

Disregarding information you perceive as ignorant without investigation = ignorance.

"Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care." Jimmy Buffet

"I don't know that shit! Keeping it real! Yeah... real DUMB!" Chris Rock

"The unexamined life is not worth living for man." Socrates

"The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about."
Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe."
Albert Einstein

"Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak."
Socrates

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."
Stephen Hawking

Learn as if you were going to live forever.
Live as if you were going to die tomorrow

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." Albert Einstein

"Think for yourself. Question Authority." Timothy Leary

"Nothing of any importance can be taught. It can only be learned, and with blood and sweat." Robert Anton Wilson

"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with all the finest men of past centuries." Rene Descartes

"Yes I know my enemies! They're the teachers who taught me to fight me! Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission, ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite. All of which are American dreams..."
Rage against the Machine

Most people don't listen, they just wait for their turn to talk, and blurt out their ignorant assumptions, refusing to learn anything.

"So just think it through. Hatred is the stillborn child of ignorance and boredom. Such a narrow view! Means seeds of tolerance are sown by those who can't afford them. What will you do? It's not too late for you to change your xenophobic point of view!"
Good Riddance

"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all."
John F. Kennedy, 1963

"I began my education at a young age, in fact, right after I left college."
Winston Churchill

IGNORANCE IS BLISS BLISTERING!

The trouble with knowing, is that it impedes learning.

"I have only come here seeking knowledge, things they wouldn't teach me of in college." The Police


George Carlin: Some people are stupid

4 comments:

Michael Skaggs said...

Nice post! Unfortunately much reality in this! :)

zupakomputer said...

How about going 'beyond the matrix' (if you'll excuse such a cheesy comment) though and realising that - especially if compared to all the rest of the known universe - something is very wrong and un-naturally forced that way to make so many stupid and ignorant people exist, then put them in bodies that can access stuff that ruins the rest of nature......

ignorance is a problem, but something made it happen that way on purpose.

It's not about saving the world, it's about removing the thing that creates the fake-ass scenarios whereby anyone may need to save the world.

Dan Bartlett said...

Some great ones here I'd never heard before. One of my all time favourites related to learning, from Leary:

"Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities — the political, the religious, the educational authorities — who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing — forming in our minds — their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself."

That last sentence really means a lot to me and resonates with what I've been through. This whole Leary quote page is great!

fozra said...

a fun one to add...


"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity."
Harlan Ellison