The Arrogance of Ignorance

Why do you pretend like not knowing is okay? If you’re trying to do good work in a position that you’re unqualified for, shouldn’t you be asking questions of everybody who comes along? Why are you pretending to be blissful, when you’ve caused harm around you? If she’s explaining something to you that you need to know, where’s the harm in listening and trying to learn?

You’re going to make better decisions if you know more about your domain. You can’t think that you arenotimportantenough/aretooimportant/aretoobusy/justdon’tcare or you’ll inevitably make a decision that negatively affects the people around you through your ignorance. Your world is learning and growing and changing. You’d better too.

(Thanks to Michael Beatty for the title)

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