Ignorance

RQ: I think its safe to presume educated people too behave ignorant, thus what are the other major factors that causes ignorance in people?

[ 5/10/20 ]

All people are necessarily far more ignorant than they are educated – that just comes from having multiple sets of infinities available to explore.

What is usually meant by such questions is the degree of education expected in any particular set of contexts. One can be highly educated about the mathematics of quantum mechanics, and have little or no awareness of the social etiquette of any particular group or culture.

So often education and ignorance are present in all of us in all contexts to some degree.

There is a well documented bias in humans called the Dunning-Kruger effect where a little knowledge tends to give far greater confidence than is appropriate. Most of us experience it multiple times in multiple domains. Eventually most learn to be alert to it, and it still happens.

Respect for individuals and diversity is usually a good idea (unless you are really confident that you are being exploited, and even there a degree of respect need to remain, even as you take appropriate action to stop the exploitation).

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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