Bryan Paget
2 min readMar 12, 2023

Ignorance is the root cause of all evils, and it manifests itself in many ways throughout history. From racism and discrimination to the desire for world war, ignorance has been at the heart of some of the most destructive and devastating events in human history.

Despite our many advances in technology and knowledge, humans still struggle with overcoming their own biases and prejudices. We let our emotions get the best of us, and we fail to recognize the humanity in others who may appear different from ourselves. Instead of seeking understanding and working towards solutions, we resort to fear and aggression.

This is because our emotions are deeply ingrained in our physiology. Our brain and vital organs, which are ancient due to evolutionary inheritance, are responsible for producing these emotions. While emotions are an important part of being human, they can also be a source of conflict when they are not properly understood and managed.

Racism, for example, is often rooted in a lack of understanding and empathy for those who are different from ourselves. We may fear what we don’t understand, and this fear can manifest itself in discrimination and hatred towards others. Similarly, the desire for war can be fueled by a lack of understanding and a desire to assert dominance over others.

The solution to overcoming ignorance lies in education and self-awareness. By learning about other cultures and ways of life, we can gain a better understanding of the world and the people who inhabit it. We can also work on developing emotional intelligence, which involves recognizing and managing our own emotions and those of others.

It’s time to recognize the destructive power of ignorance and take steps towards a more enlightened future. By working towards greater understanding and empathy, we can create a more peaceful and just world for ourselves and future generations. Let’s work together to overcome ignorance and build a better world for all.