Willful ignorance

When did it become a good thing to put your head in the sand and ignore facts? When did people become proud of the fact that they are ignorant? When did politics in this country become so “us against them?”

Everyone doesn’t have to be the smartest person out there – everyone can’t be. But shouldn’t we all be striving to learn things and become a better person?

Willful ignorance is something I just don’t understand. If you are supposed to be passing judgment on something or someone, shouldn’t you want to know all the details so that you can make an informed decision? Once everyone has all the facts, they can come to different conclusions, but if you don’t get all the facts, then your conclusion is suspect.

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