Plato said : It is better to be unborn than untaught.

@ssh123 (31104)
India
July 11, 2007 11:41pm CST
I am talking about ignorance and it is the root cause of all misfortune. Is it a curse of god on some humans or laziness on part of them to keep themselves ignorant?
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• United States
12 Jul 07
I guess for some "ignorance is bliss". That's why there are still so many prejudices in this world, so many people are at war with each other, etc. It's never-ending.
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
12 Jul 07
You have now given us another proverbial statement and thanks for your interesting response.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
12 Jul 07
Your response has been given a BR
• United States
12 Jul 07
Thank you for the BR. I know a lot about ignorance because I come across a lot of that all the time being a military wife.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
17 Jul 07
We have a saying in China that it is the father's fault not to educate his kids while bringing them up. So it is the same that it is unborn than untaught. As parents, we have to take the responsibilities to have our kids well educated without keeping them ignorant otherwise they will behave properly in the society and will thus be kept in the lower class of society...
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
18 Jul 07
China and India have contributed a lot to civilization with their proverbs which are time tested. You are absolutely right and thanks for your response.
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• China
16 Aug 07
Yes, as both India and China stand for the ancient civilizations, they have both contributed a lot in almost everything in human progress. Thanks for your response,ssh.
• United States
21 Jul 07
Ignorance is not just lacking knowledge or ignoring knowledge. It is also judging people by the way they look to you. You are right in that it is usually the cause of many misfortune. Furthermore, teaching is not just knowing what you are teaching. It is also the ability to take your knowledge & passing it on to whoever you are teaching, as well as feeling comfortable with what you know.
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
21 Jul 07
Thank you very much for your response. It is quite interesting and analytical.
@rladiga00 (1166)
• India
12 Jul 07
Ignorant people are more dangerous people, because no one can rely on them.
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
12 Jul 07
I appreciate your thoughts.