The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed.
Joseph Goebbels – Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda

I believe that today is just an appropriate day to remind people of the difference between ignorance and nescience.

The Difference That Makes The Difference

Ignorant person is consciously lacking education or knowledge. In other words, not paying attention to something YOU KNOW IS THERE. On the other side, a someone who’s nescient unconsciously lacks knowledge or an awareness.

Nescience is a not knowing something that differs from ignorance because it is an absence of it in your available surroundings or experience. It is an absence of it accessible to even be capable to see and integrate it as something known. Ignorance on the other hand is based on a willful refusal and disregard to look at.

I wished if more Croatian citizens would be willing to pay attention to something they know is out there. Unfortunately, there are strong present evidences on the ongoing cult of ignorance not only in the country I know the best (Croatia) but the worldwide. This ignorance is strongly nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is OK just as it is your knowledge.

The sad fact is that a great part of people live in the era of solipsism which turned to be the most dangerous nowadays ideology that exists and is the biggest lie ever told. This mind-virus is so prevalent and insidious that it has infected the consciousness of many people. Why and what’s dangerous in the solipsism?

As a matter of fact this ideology can easily lead you towards a psychological state of learned helplessness and victimization – meaning that a person believe he or she is simply not being able to change their circumstances or condition. Why is that? Well,, because they lack an understanding of how to do so, or don’t even think it is possible to do or change something. It’s about simple equation: inaction (”go with the flow”) vs. conscious action (”It is me as a responsible Director and CEO of my life and I take my full responsibility for it”).

In life this inaction is manifested as people sitting down there taking it and coming up with whatever justifications and excuses that allows them to remain unchanging and set in their current ways and mindset.

What does really matter to you?
People live and die believing that nothing really matters and the worse of the worst is that they do not do anything to change their miserable life conditions. Let it all happen and live your life. Seek happiness, amusement, satisfaction, pleasure, enjoyment. Since these people believe that is super tough to know anything with degrees of certainty, they simply do not even bother to do the work, but rather choose to believe it can’t even be known anyways. Hence, they feel more comfortable in their ignorance, apathy and laziness.

Katy Perry’s Chain of the Rhythm’s song has wonderfully described the way how people live and think today.

Livin’ our lives through a lens
Trapped in our white picket fence
Like ornaments
So comfortable, we’re livin’ in a bubble, bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble
Aren’t you lonely
Up there in utopia
Where nothing will ever be enough?
Happily numb
So comfortable, we’re livin’ in a bubble, bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble

To be convinced that there is no truth or that all is relative and based on one’s own perception no matter how contrary and oppositional that may be from what is. It is a modality of consciousness and conditioning where you are open to have your sense of reality manipulated. The bottom line is that in its extreme form, one becomes unwilling to accept anything else no matter how much contradictory evidence is brought to one’s attention. Hence, many people are unfortunately are follower to this ideology or form of thinking without realizing it.

Way Out

Is there a way out of this poisoned modality of being and living? Yes, there is. It’s about being willing to understand what’s going on in your own consciousness (or our mental map of the world) and use your will to come escape out of your illusion and finally seek for the Knowledge in order to be be able to Understand it and gain Wisdom as the ultimate goal – Application of Knowledge!

The knowledge we currently have access, can not be denied, can be? Hence, it is up to you to reach out and take it. After all, we all have a choice in what we pay attention to. Or we do not have? Have You? I surely do. Hence, if I do, so you do. Full stop !