I - Ignorance vs Innocence


Not so long ago, it was considered bliss
For me it has always meant foolishness
Ignorance has no other meaning
It only means that you have learnt less

Very similar sounding words they are
Yet very different in every sense
Innocence dwells with wisdom
Ignorance binds you in an invisible fence

Ignorance is a matter of pride to some
If only they knew the true meaning of it
Its a choice that they have made
Later they shall deal with the guilt


Innocence is a charm, ignorance isn't
It clearly is a misunderstood word
Some say they like being ignorant
I personally find it absurd

Lack of interest is the catalyst
For this almost dreaded disease
Open up and try to embrace life
With knowledge you shall find peace

Accept the fact and learn more
Enough of this unsaid ignorance
Do not try to desperately cover it up
Under the cloak of innocence


~ Soumya

18 comments:

  1. Well I do agree on this. I think to be ignorant is rather foolish. It may seem innocent enough at first but then a little too much of it amounts to a person's stupidity. I had a friend who chose to remain ignorant about the smallest of things, conversations with her would often end up with me banging my head against the door in frustration. Then she would innocently say oh but I'm not so knowledgeable about things. The funny part is she never did make efforts to gain any knowledge even later :/

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  2. Gold!!! As always splendid writing Soumz!

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  3. Ignorance is stupidity. Innocence is lovable. I have a very close friend who is a tad innocent and I love that about her. It is nice to see someone away from worldly affair. Ignorance I can't stand either - as you said - knowledge is wonderful.

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    1. Innocence comes in as a welcome surprise in this day and age. Ignorance, well has existed since forever.

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  4. Though they sound similar, the words are worlds apart! Innocence doesn't land you in a soup as much as ignorance does and that's my opinion. Innocence is not a mistake since it's an innate nature but ignorance becomes a mistake when you know it but don't take the step to correct it.

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  5. I too totally disagree with the phrase 'ignorance is bliss' For me it is equivalent to 'being coward'

    Amazingly written...

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  6. Nice debate :) Enjoyed reading it !

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  8. "Accept the fact and learn more
    Enough of this unsaid ignorance
    Do not try to desperately cover it up
    Under the cloak of innocence"
    loved these lines! nice poem!

    I also once wrote a poem about Ignorance. check it here- http://nibhz.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/ignorance/

    Nibha

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  9. loved these lines: Accept the fact and learn more
    Enough of this unsaid ignorance
    Do not try to desperately cover it up
    Under the cloak of innocence

    I also once wrote about Ignorance.. Read it here- http://nibhz.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/ignorance/

    Nibha

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