We live in a world where if you don’t know something, others look down upon you. Whether it be obscure fact or common knowledge, you didn’t know it? You’re immediately discredited as a human being. I ask you to look inward, analyze this occurrence, and ask yourself why?
Because we live in a highly competitive, fast-paced society that values only knowledge, it is my opinion that this has put us on the path of self-destruction. We have become incredible chameleons, pretending to know the true depths of what someone is saying without knowing anything at all. If we do not instantly agree or corroborate what this supposed knowledgeable person says, we are labeled dumb or less than (let it be noted as I typed this on my phone, a clown emoji was suggested). Research is dead. I speculate that the majority of people that hear one talking with confidence about the science of proper hair care, why dinosaurs don’t disprove creation, germ theory, or whatever other obscure sciences come to mind, will in fact, not go home and further investigate BOTH sides of what was stated, nor will they admit they do not comprehend what is being said. If they go home and research further, their information will be limited as far as both sides and opinions. Why? Because the big guys, big companies, big kahunas, and the rich have limited our research capabilities and have convinced us that despite this limited information, the world’s knowledge is at our fingertips. We find basic surface information and call it fact because someone seemed educated enough to write about it. That is the true American tragedy. It is for this reason that I encourage each of you reading this to admit when one does not know something. Ask questions, speculate, debate, and share information always, for the reliance on technology is crippling, and far worse than that is the shame we spread for lack of knowledge.