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Such Ignorance !
Such Ignorance !
A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance. It was once said that blessed is the man who, having nothing to stay, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact.
During a morning jog today, a lady in her mid thirties beckoned me to join her, in India mightily brave for an unaccompanied lady.
Careful and suspicious i obliged. We casually exchanged a few words on the weather (the monsoon rains haven't dropped as much as the would). We agreed on that fact - All the same i expressed 'my would be' regrets of the humidity if it poured.
"But you are used to the heat!” she exclaimed. I immediately knew where this was going. It’s happened before. I took this chance to clear this cliché that the whole of Africa is a fiery desert. Infact in Nairobi (Capital city of kenya) we've only two seasons - sunny and rainy and the temperatures range from 15 degrees centigrade minimum to 29 maximum. " Nooooooooo!" she couldn’t believe it. I volunteered the what i knew was in her mind.
"You see aunty (a name used to refer respectfully to any older lady), my skin is not dark because of the heat. It is so because a substance called melanin under my skin is more in quantity than it is in yours ".
As per her arguments, we were heading nowhere - she still insisted " Your 'country is hot' “. So mischievously i agreed and i added that Infact the heat was because we had two ‘suns’. One from the east the other the west and at mid-day its extra hot since both 'suns' meet overhead -- she looked at me puzzled, i guess deciding whether top believe me or not, i jogged away. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity the wise JNR once said.
I believe a great many people mistake opinions for correct thoughts.
I make it a point to learn at least one new thing before the sun sets for a man who doesn’t learn something new in a day or at least work doesn’t deserve even to eat!
Is it ignorance or apathy? "Hey, I don't know and I don't care."
6/15/2006 8:11 am
BABY,WELL IT WAS IGNORANCE DEFINITELY AND QUICKLY EVOLVED INTO APATHY WHEN YA TRIED TO SCHOOL THE HEIFER AND SHE DIDNT WANT TO LEARN THE FACT OR EVEN LISTEN TO REASON.....SAD TO HEAR,AND TO KNOW PEOPLE ARE STILL ON THAT RACIST STUFF NO MATTER HOW YA LOOK AT IT IT WAS RACIST THAT STEMS FROM HER IGNORANCE,AND APATHETIC VIEW OF OTHER CULTURES.|