Knowledge > Ignorance

Knowledge | /ˈnäləj/ | noun | facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.

One of my former (and one of the most intelligent individual I’ve met) bosses told me something that resonates with me nearly 5 years later.

We were in a one-on-one meeting discussing future. During our conversation, he said, “ignorance isn’t always a bad thing.” I responded with cocking my head to the right and furrowed eyebrows. His response, “ignorance isn’t always bad as long as someone is willing to turn that ignorance into knowledge.” I’ve never heard truer words in such simple, yet effective terms.

We are the owners of our knowledge and it’s up to us to educate ourselves and those around us. We cannot let ourselves take everything we read on social media at face value. Don’t be lazy. Do a little digging. Who knows what else you’ll find during your research.