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And I agree with him in regard to his statement below.

And this progressive lived in America, 1799 to 1888.

American educator Amos Bronson Alcott, who many years ago said:

“To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.”

"Alcott sought to develop instruction on the basis of self-analysis, with an emphasis on conversation and questioning rather than lecturing and drill."

A simple sentence and something to consider and see if you can see yourself in his words. We are all ignorant or narrow minded in some ways, some more than others. We are all emotional and we are all tribal to some degree, we are human beings. That condition is fundamental to human existence and survival.

But also, being human means that we can have more than one perspective and are able to understand when we are being self-absorbed, self-interested, narrow minded and Subjective and also having the ability to be Objective and make rational choices not only based in ideology or narrow tribal interests.

Lower animals live in but one reality, their more "ignorant" DNA/ biological reality. Human beings fully live in a second intellectualized reality where there is Objectivity, reason and choice.

And in that second condition human beings can understand when they are being ignorant and tribal and change their perspective and therefore their actions. And in that second human condition humanity shall have hope.

Are you paying attention yet America? JGL 1/6/24

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