Is it better to be ignorant ?

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  1. Southern

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    I think in some ways it is. But remember how lucky you are, you don't (I am guessing) have to worry each day where your next meal is coming from, or that you are under constant threat from gangs/army/state persecution or whatever

    But we each have our own issues in life, relative to our neighbours/friends/family so that qquals it out a little
     
  2. BimboBob

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    Ignorance doesn't equal being thick but it does go in hand in hand sometimes.

    Look at all the twats queuing to get into Ikea today. With their kids. kids who they wouldn't send to school as it was "unsafe."
     
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  3. Bradley82

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    Ignorance is a good thing with certain things. I applied it to tabloid 'Celeb' types years back. I still don't know what a Kardashian does/did. Or exactly how manythere are. I do know there's more than one unfortunately. Please, nobody spoil this for me!
     

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  4. KS55

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    Who was it who said: "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance" ?
    Keep up, but be selective. As @Bradley82 says, some things are not worth knowing. What is a Kardashian?
     
  5. peoffrey

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    I’ve no knowledge of pop music. The first setting on my digital radio is Radio 6. The younger ones in the pub would monopolise the juke box with absolute crap and know all the words too. Ignorance is bliss in that sense.
     
  6. bluethrunthru

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    Its too late for some

    ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY "THOMAS COOK HOLIDAYMAKERS

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    3. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish."

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    8. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared."

    9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers."

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    11. "The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun."

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    15. "When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners."

    16. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning."

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    BE AWARE ...THEY WALK AMONG US
     
  7. bugsyblue

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    Better for you, worse for others. If we are all ignorant then nothing will change.
     
  8. manchester blue

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    We have a WhatsApp group for our neighbourhood. I came out of it for a few reasons. People posting about dog shit and moaning about a building site when it’s a crime prevention group, and because it made me feel there was more crime than there actually is.

    It was, and is, much simpler without it.
     
  9. Vialli98

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    As others have said, it depends on the context, but generally speaking, no. No-one is saying you have to be out there on the front lines fighting for every cause going, but choosing to be ignorant, especially when it concerns societal issues, injustices etc, is a terrible idea.
     
  10. BJL_City

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    some of them clearly taking the piss but funny nonetheless, beats having to complain about the anarchy that greeted you at their check-in every morning.
     

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