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Re: Moving past ignorance

So everyone, we are almost at the end, but here is the last question: What is one thing you have learnt in this session?

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What is one thing we can do to educate ourselves about a group or person that we don't understand in order to move past ignorance

 


If it's an option, everyone should travel Smiley Very Happy

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What is one thing you have learnt in this session?


When in doubt, ask Google.

 

Also that ignorance is something you can learn from.

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What is one thing you have learnt in this session?


That ignorance can take on many different forms/present itself in many different ways.

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What is one thing you have learnt in this session?

 

We are all ignorant to some extent and sometimes it is completely unintentional instead of getting angry, take it as an opportunity to inform and educate. 

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Sorry, disappeared for a bit. Don't really have an answer for the last question, so I'll go with this one.

 

 

What is one thing we can do to educate ourselves about a group or person that we don't understand in order to move past ignorance?

 


If you find yourself confronted with another view, think about it. Look into it before straight off judging it and arguing against it. It's fine to argue against someone elses belief, but you have to know what you're talking about.

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So many great lessons guys! Thanks for sharing all of your thoughts. 

 

 

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Thanks for the awesome discussion tonight, and to Rosie, Nathan and Ruenhonx Smiley Happy

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Great answers today everybody! It was almost more like a conversation than just Q and A. Here is the summary of our conversation:

 

People said that ignorance entailed lacking knowledge or understanding. It is generally viewed as negative and can be a burden on those who aren't ignorant.

 

There is a massive amount of information that needs to filtered every day and we simply can't account for all of it. While some people try to educate themselves, most can't afford to do it all the time. We are also accustomed to think in a certain manner and sometimes, we would rather not know the truth.

 

People gave numerous examples of others being ignorant towards them or another group of people. Most of them stemmed from a lack of understanding and also insensitivity. This led to a few awkward situations when people were torn between challenging assumptions and worrying about how people would react.

 

Most people claimed that they have, in numerous times of their life, been ignorant. They also, however, were able to learn from it most of the time and catch themselves being ignorant. Ignorance could be a motivator for a person to learn more.

 

People agreed that it depended on how someone was ignorant. Unintentional mistakes with minor consequences could probably be easily fixed or even ignored, but those with bigger consequences and could potentially hurt people should be enlightened not by insults or put-downs but by honestly questioning their reasoning.

 

We mentioned different ways to improve our attitudes by being open minded to difference, honest, thinking before acting, accepting other for who they are, having some empathy for others, stepping into their shoes. There was also mention that we need to get exposed to different people and educate ourselves but to be cautious of bias.

 

People agreed that the most logical thing to do when one doesn't understand something is to just research it or to ask someone. With so many sources for information nowadays, it isn't all that hard.

 

What people learnt: learn to ask, ignorance is something to learn from, it comes in many shapes and sizes. Everyone is ignorant to some degree.

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Thanks for hosting this session tonight Nathan, Rosie and ruenhonx. It was really great Smiley Happy