Many a Facebook conversation or political motivated discussion abruptly end with the insult: “Your so ignorant” often times followed by a correction of “you’re*” as a counter-insult.
No one has persuaded the opposing idea let alone won the argument. It just ended with even more divisiveness.
The reality is in many aspects of our lives were are ignorant. We may think we have a grasp of a subject, genre or ideology but have merely scratched the surface; and that is okay. It is okay not to know and therefore we ask questions that may come off as ignorant to some.
However, one should never result to putting anyone down for asking a question, no matter how stupid or ignorant. Whether or not the question is out of spite or rhetorical is another topic; but that is usually clear based on context and intent.Read More