“Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.” By Marcus Garvey
I’m a little conflicted about this one, and it has to do with my sometimes unrealistic definition of being intelligent. Part of me has always sought to learn everyday and to get to know at least a little about everything I encounter. That part of me has also felt tortured when I don’t know or understand stuff. There’s a balance needed to be able to move forward. We simply cannot know everything. I think I’d prefer to believe I can and will act without ignorance as much as possible. I also tend to preface certain statements I make with a request to forgive my ignorance, and a request to be corrected.
The more I do this, the easier it gets for me to see that there is actually no right or wrong answer to anything. Everything is perspective based on personal experience. When I look at situations in this light, I build understanding. Perhaps, intelligence is only an ever-evolving pursuit of understanding.