Thursday, January 13, 2011

Buffetting : Ignorance

How do you define ignorance?

According to Wikipedia:

Ignorance is a state of being uninformed (lack of knowledge). The word "ignorant" is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware and is often used as an insult. "Ignoramus" is commonly used in the UK and Ireland as a name of someone who is overwhemingly ignorant.

Ignorance should be distinguished from stupidity, although both can lead to "unwise" acts. Also, if important information is available, one may fail to acquire it due to lack of intelligence (not realizing its importance, or not understanding it).

Is it a good thing, or is it a bad thing to you?

Being in the Charles Darwin's system, competition is inevitable.

Back in the STPM days for biology, in order for evolution to take place, there's a requirement of competition, and also variation, leading to survival of fittest and struggle of living.

They are all still very vivid in the mind, even till today.

Yet, we often hear of words and terms of ignorance, particularly when we are too ambitious, or when we take things too seriously while competing with those around us.

Case study 1:

In you own class even in college, do you feel the surge of at least being the BEST in something? Best in presentation? Perhaps best in a particular subject? Best in organizing the class' activities?

When you see others doing so well, don't you feel like being in the tier also?

Yet, some, or perhaps most people will tell you to not bother too much, and try to keep it to your own pace.

It's actually all perspectives, as long as you reach YOUR target.

Case study 2:

Your hair is as messed up as it seems to the whole wide world.

Yet, you think its how it best express yourself.

Do you change it to another style to fit into the society norms, or do you stay who ever you are and allow cock-stares at your hair whenever you wall down the street?

Well, you should know the answer for yourselves.

The meditation class focuses on the concept of Awareness.

And yet, to laymen the monks seemed so ignorant to what is happening in the outside world.

So how do they promote awareness? Do they actually embrace the theory itself?

It's time to seek for the ideology right now.


  1. back in the younger days yes.

    but 5 years of med school taught me to be... let's just say, i'm studying to be a mediocre.

    2 more months... 2 more months... *panting*

  2. Haha, I'm joining the stream real soon man.. need to start panting myself soon too! BTW, are you using your 1st year text books? If you are keeping them into your closet, might as well sell them to me~

    Guess I'm going to BE a mediocre, and equipping myself with certain degree of ignorance too.