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A Quick Snippet of Thought

26 May

Ignorance is the state of simply not having had access (or interest to seek out access) to certain information. It says nothing about the competency of the person who is ignorant. For example, I am almost wholly ignorant of how a car engine works, though I could bore you for hours on the history of film editing.

Stupidity, on the other hand, is knowing you are ignorant and refusing to educate yourself. It could also be described as being willfully ignorant. Stupidity is also very well defined by knowing the information and choosing to ignore it. Or, as they say, “Doing the wrong thing over and over and expecting different results.”

I’m watching the Albert Nerenberg documentary Stupidity (2003) (which includes such luminaries as John Cleese, Bill Maher and Noam Chomsky) and one of the questions they initially ask of people is, “What is stupidity?” which got me thinking and, after some consideration, the above definitions are my opinion.

What do you think stupidity is?


A Brief Explanation

16 May

Not an explanation of this picture. I’m afraid I don’t have one. Rather, an explanation of this blog.

Firstly, my name is Naarah-Blue. Yes, it is my real first name. Nice to meet you.

This blog doesn’t have a “theme” mainly because specialization is for insects and the terminally boring. As an autodidact with a fierce streak of curiosity, I cannot settle on one thing  to keep my interest, not when there’s a whole world out there.  Obviously, some things interest me more than others and I may focus on those things more (especially film), but there’s no strict method to the madness. I am outspoken, strongly opinionated and love debates and new points of view- I also do enjoy long walks on the beach and candle lit dinners.

Now that a formal introduction has been made and hands have been shook hopefully our next meeting will be less awkward and we can get right down to business.