Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Yeah. But I've been politically active since my early teens. I don't indulge willful ignorance these days, and I'm generally capable of admitting when I'm wrong. I have before on DP. It's not always easy on the ego, but being willfully ignorant is infinitely worse. You know you're doing it, and usually, so do they. You're not getting away with anything. And you just make yourself look stupid and cheapen your own integrity by doing so.
I'll usually own up to my mistakes. If it's really bad, after my admission I may leave the thread, feeling I've sort of disqualified myself from debating the issue further for the time being.
What does wilfully ignorant mean?
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
Willful ignorance (i.e. intentionally ignoring facts because acknowledging them would force you to change your position) is one of the worst impulses for a person to indulge. Not the worst, mind you...but it's in the top five, I would say. Probably worse than greed.
i willfully ignorant in any information that i dont find profitable on knowing. for example i dont see a point in learning to cook well as my wife enjoys that household duty.
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"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Have I ever chosen to be ignorant? For more than half of my life I chose to believe racism isn't a real problem in America. If you're asking If I've ever chosen to feign ignorance to Troll a political forum, then no, although I have feigned at misunderstanding posts to Troll a political forum before.