Do you agree or disagree with this statement? What is
the difference between stupidity and ignorance? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on the issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience or observations.
(1) The differences between stupidity and ignorance are many. Stupidity is the state of being unable to become intelligent. Ignorance is the state of being not informed. Stupidity is complete; ignorance can be partial. Stupidity does not know of its own stupidity. Ignorance sometimes does and sometimes does not know of its own ignorance. Stupidity does not desire to be made different. Ignorance sometimes does and sometimes does not desire to be made different.
(2) Stupidity is total. A person is stupid or he is not. Stupid people do not become great at one thing, but not at other things. Stupid people do not achieve greatness in any areas of their lives. They are too stupid to strive for greatness, although sometimes greatness may be thrust upon them.
(3) Stupid people do not know that they are stupid. They perceive the world from their own dim, thickness. They think that other people are either “good” or “bad,” which means that other people are either acceptable to them or not, they lump all people that they do not understand into “good” or “bad” based on popular opinion and not on personal judgment. Stupid people do not have judgment, stupid people have opinions.
(4) Stupid people do not wish to change. They stupidly accept the life they have been born into. They do not question what they think is “good” or “bad” about their lives, they just live. Some things make them happy, some things make them sad, but they do not think deeply.
(5) Ignorant people are people who have the intelligence to change from being ignorant to being informed. Ignorant people who have the intelligence to change and do not, remain ignorant. Ignorant people who have the intelligence to change...
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