“We live on an island of knowledge surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.” - J. A. Wheeler
Ignorance lies in the domain of form. The form is limited in essence. The form is limited while formless knowledge is limitless. There are few fundamental facts one needs to know. Everything else is a derivate and applies depending on the context and the prevailing conditions. Therefore, it is wise to adopt the attitude of “I don’t know” when challenged with a situation that is outside our understanding.
Ignorance lies in the facade of knowledge only, but that is a misguided knowledge I think.
Thanks for your reply. I see what you did there. :)
Yeah, the presumption to completely know (limited knowledge) leads one to ignorance. Since we are a limited form-based entity, we can’t accrue infinite knowledge.
By definition, ignorance means a lack of knowledge or information.
Even an expert in any field would state if they are humble, that there is much to learns and ignorance is present.
If we talk about ignorance in humans it changes the meaning. We cannot discern truth from false. We think we might be objective but we fail to see the whole context in which we are operating. There is also the introduction of emotional thinking which may cause an error, but I am digressing. The intellect is limited. It’s limited because it’s stuck in the principle of causality. Thus ignorance seeps through based on this understanding.
Limited knowledge leans more to the content than the context. This is what it comes down to. Only someone with infinite knowledge can truly choose truth from false as they would be aware of the ultimate context.
That could be why the more knowledge we gain, there is a chance to be ignorant about choosing true from false.
What do you think about that? Have a good one :)