Argument Essay: Ignorance Is Not Bliss

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Ignorance is Not Bliss Being chained from ignorance can cause devastating effect a person’s life. Most people do not want to believe what the truth is bit are choosing to blind themselves from what is going on in the world. They are chained to the wall of ignorance and are fearful of change to what they don’t understand. Without being open to another person’s ideas such as culture, sexual preferences of their way of life can create a negative impact on themselves. Being ignorant is the back bone of prejudices and bias. This is because people will make a judgement on people lives without knowledge of their background. I for example will judge people by their looks such as clothing, culture, and body motions. I use to believe in the saying where ignorance is bliss. It meant that if you don’t know something, you don’t worry about it. Other individuals such as myself, will choose to stay ignorant and lack tolerance to diversity because we were raise in certain beliefs. Having those beliefs while growing up will have a negative impact in the future because we never be open to new things. I was ignorant of homosexual because my culture and the environment I grew up with didn’t teach me different preferences. I was only taught that a man should marry to a man or a women marrying a man. …show more content…
For example, when Christopher Columbus founded American, he concluded that the Native Americans were Indians. He perceived them as backward savages and wild animals. The Native Americans ceremonies and culture were meaningless to Christopher Columbus because they did not act like him. Instead of trying to learn the Native Americans way of living, he used violence to get rid of them. Throughout history, there were many examples of people who are chained in ignorance because of something they don’t understand or unfamiliar. They are not open to new ideas such as Christopher

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