From the previous blog “A Brave New World”, In view of oppression, the majority of the action has been largely supported by those who are ignorant. Ignorance is a far worst pain than oppression. People remain closed minded, not given the opportunity to go beyond the boundaries of their culture and follow the dogma in action against a minority of people with supremacist attitudes.
Blissful ignorance causes deep scars to the psyche of the person, his/her soul, the mind and the whole of self. That by far is worst than silent or open oppression. It weighs heavily on the heart and mind, most are not aware of it. Wondering what could have been or wishing for the moon instead of taking a foot forward and experiencing the world as it is.
Definition from the Merriam-Webster: the state or fact of being ignorant : lack of knowledge, education, or awareness. Pretty much self-explanatory.
Oppression: definition from the Merriam-Webster: 1. a : unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power b : something that oppresses especially in being an unjust or excessive exercise of power; 2: a sense of being weighed down in body or mind : depression. Ummm, interesting.
Ignorance by itself is depressing anyway. How can ignorance be oppressive?
Ignorance is the oppression of self, the willingness to not live in the real world as it is. Most of the time people who ‘know’ are often ignorant because the ‘knowledge’ comes from within rather than an accumulation of life’s experience upon one’s self. Knowledge should be not the end but the beginning and the continuation of one’s life as they go through every stage.
Ignorance is not only limited to self but also intentional oppression of resources and information available to others in the community. Those who know will foster ignorance just because they can.
So is ignorance a good thing or not? Is it fun to oppress or to be oppressed?