This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Ignorance Essay

1433 words - 6 pages

Okay let's just start with ignorance. There are endless examples of ignorance at work. I could single out every type in the book. But I'll simply focus on two. For one, there's racial ignorance. I know you've heard it a million times before. The line "A man should be judged not by the color of his skin but by the actions of his heart." Never seems to get old. But in all fairness, that quote holds a great truth. Think about it. There's always that racist uncle that makes everybody uncomfortable when he gets on the subject of 'those damn niggers'. Even that sentence causes uncomfortability. Am I right? So, if there's a guilty feeling every time someone let's out a racist comment... don't you ...view middle of the document...

But here's a little secret: I'm a Christian. I'm here to say that although I'm a Christian I believe that any religion you are is okay... I believe that as long as you are a good person and have a close relationship to whatever God you worship you will end up in heaven. I'm a Christian who honestly doesn't care if you lesbian, bi, gay, or transgender. I don't think who you are should not be defined by your sexuality. In fact I think that it's not a choice! I'm not snotty, or one to judge. Now isn't that a shock? It's okay if this shocks you, but hey, that's just another example of religious ignorance. To be clear, being ignorant, although it ticks me off sometimes, doesn't mean you're stupid. It just means you don't know... you weren't aware that things aren't what you thought they were. But that's what I'm here for. I'm here to open your eyes. (Kid in the back claps his hands... alone.)

Okay... enough of ignorance because I bet if feels like I'm lecturing you. Believe me, I'm only half lecturing. Meaning this is only a lecture if you completely disagree with everything I'm saying. By the way if that is true for you, please be my guest to read something else.

So for those of you who are still reading, let's get started on one of the top two things that tick me off: pressure. No, I'm not talking peer pressure. Surely after D.A.R.E class you learned to 'say no'. Even if some of you, myself included, didn't bother to listen. I'm talking about the pressure to be perfect. This, will mainly be for girls. Only because I'm a girl and this will seem very one sided if you are a guy. Sorry, but I don't know what it's like to be a male so don't expect me to. Anyways, I guess when I say 'the pressure to be perfect' it could mean a lot of things. So let me verify. I mean the pressure to have a super model body, get a 4.0 GPA, be cheerily charismatic, have some kind of hidden talent to impress people with, and somehow still have room in the brain you only use 1/10 power of to know all the beauty secrets so you can look your absolute best all the time. Oh and let's not forget we have to know how to handle all this. We have to accept things as they are, girls will always have to work 100 times harder to get where and what they want in life. That's how it is and that's how it's always seemed to be. I mean, let's look at the fifties. A hard time for women and blacks. While white men seemed to just cruise by knowing they were taken care of. Am I right? Now, it's a little more even at chance. But women have all these issues to take care of. Especially in today's society. When women...

Other Papers Like Ignorance

Ignorance in Society Essay

1075 words - 5 pages Ignorance In Today’s Society Older generations of today’s society did not have access to the power of the internet or other electronic devices like children and adolescents do today. Those generations actually sat down to read a book, while teens and children of today skim over what they are given to read, or look it up on the internet. In Nicholas Carr’s, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, He talks about how society has progressed

Ignorance Is Bliss Essay

556 words - 3 pages Daniel Perera “Ignorance is Bliss” or “Knowledge is Power” Power or bliss? Ignorance or Knowledge? Although power is a treasure, bliss is heavenly. Being blissfully ignorant can be one of the greatest gifts to have. You are always and truly happy, you have no or little troubles, and you do not stumble upon things you rather not know. When you are unaware of things, you block out a lot of the bad and evil of the world. This makes you

Utopia: Ignorance or Wishful Thinking ?

609 words - 3 pages desire for utopia. Optimism towards a better society is never a bad thing. However, one must ask, where is the happy medium between improving the realistic and wanting the impossible? With everyone’s differing opinions on the topic of utopia, it is safe to say that the idea of a perfect place has left little to be desired. In a world with so many dissimilar people and their opinions, even the meaning of utopia is up in the air. To share in an ideal place and life, one would need the same mindset as every other person in the world. Maybe as a child, the fairy tale sounds possible, but as adults, we should not be optimistic to the point of ignorance.

The Prominence of Ignorance Within Humans

1216 words - 5 pages The Prominence Of Ignorance Within Humans: A study on how ignorance of self and society result to the inability to see good There is many different traits that humans possess that makes one unique and equally the same as the people around that individual. The many traits that is shared among humans is corrupt, as humans find that these faulty actions is easier to be done. This human ignorance makes one unable to distinguish the good in

Ignorance Towards The Black Community In Canada

732 words - 3 pages Ignorance Towards The Black Community in Canada Canada has been respected for its equality and diversity between it’s races. People refer to it as being the most multicultural diverse countries in the world. Most people think that Canada has no racism like the U.S.A. , however that is not the case at all we have been known to of have racism since the French explorers . We were very bad for racism towards the blacks in the 20th century

Discrimination and Ignorance in the “Battle Royal”

1650 words - 7 pages Dr. Keaton Am. Lit. 214 12-8-09 Discrimination and Ignorance in the “Battle Royal” The government made it hard for African Americans to lead normal lives in the south, after slavery was abolished until the mid nineteen sixties. This was because there was extreme discrimination and racism towards African Americans by the whites, and the government did not do anything to stop this. There were many discriminatory laws in place called the Jim

“Ignorance, The Root And Stem Of All Evil”

1534 words - 7 pages "Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil"Immanuel Kant believes that an enlightened person is one who is brave enough to understand things by relying on himself. It is the fear to depend on one's thought and rational faculty that leads to human ignorance. He thinks "laziness and cowardice" are the main reasons of such fear. Humans are afraid to take the path toward knowledge; therefore, they remain ignorant for their entire life. Only a small

Gmos: How Ignorance Is Contributing to World Hunger

1396 words - 6 pages be as high as $88 million in the Philippines alone (Zimmermann et al 2004). A third study by Stein (2006) focused on India reports that their strain of the GMC would reduce VAD in India by as much as 54%. It would be one thing for the public to reject this information as factual and prohibit the sale of Golden Rice, but it is a travesty that humans have practiced ignorance and said that those findings should not be reason enough to fund further

Ignorance vs. Knowledge

1460 words - 6 pages Catcher in the Rye Study Guide Chapter 1 1. How does Holden feel about his childhood? 2. Who is D.B. and what is his profession? 3. Holden is the manager of the fencing team at Pencey Prep. What did he do that angered the entire team? 4. Who is old Spencer? 5. Why had Holden been kicked out of Pencey? 6. At the end of Chapter 1, where is Holden? Chapter 2 1. What is the

Blindness Is Bliss

533 words - 3 pages Ignorance is Bliss Many people believe that more knowledge leads to more happiness. However, the well-known saying "Ignorance is bliss" may be more credible than people think. Many times, people are hurt by the truth. Therefore, more knowledge does not make one happier because the truth can be devastating and have a negative impact on one's life. When you are ignorant, you choose to not recognize that there is wrong in the world or that wrong

Malcolm X: the Great Escape

646 words - 3 pages not going anywhere in this world” Malcolm X’s, Prison Studies states, “I knew right there in prison that reading had changed the course of my life.”(pg.85) Malcolm was trying to illustrate that though he was physically incarcerated, he was finally psychologically free of the mental barriers of ignorance. Malcolm realized that he could now succeed in life, and developed a tenacious appetite for knowledge. Armed with this new knowledge Malcolm

Related Essays

Ignorance Essay

832 words - 4 pages In our world today, ignorance is a fluent trait in our population. People live through their lives in an ignorant bliss because they do not take time to look into reasoning beyond a normal perspective. Ignorance doesn’t necessarily refer to one’s knowledge in an academic sense but more so is one’s understanding of our surroundings and the world. It cannot be seen with a blind eye, but when looked at on a large scale, our population’s ignorance

Ignorance Essay

2225 words - 9 pages People who do not challenge or expand what they know are sometimes the ones who hold the most power and in most cases are the most ignorant. This paper will explore the research and opinion of Linsey McGoey, expand on her research and challenge the very idea of strategic ignorance. In the article written by Linsey McGoey called the Logic or Strategic Ignorance the author challenges the correlation between knowledge and power and states that

Rawls "Veil Of Ignorance" Essay

943 words - 4 pages to show how such principles would be universally adopted and here the work borders on general ethical issues. He introduces a theoretical 'veil of ignorance' in which all the 'players' in the social game would be placed in a situation which is called the 'original position'. Having only a general knowledge of the facts of 'life and society', each player is to abide based on their moral obligation. By denying the players any specific information

A Friend Of Ignorance Essay

717 words - 3 pages A Friend of Ignorance In the book, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the author, Eugene O’Neill, characterizes Edmund as someone who uses alcohol and blame to fill his need of ignorance is bliss. Many things are said and done to reach a state of ignorance for Edmund. Edmund can push the blame on to anyone in his family or his mom’s drugs addiction. One thing that all the male Tyrones do is use alcohol to numb the pain of their seemingly