Quick.  Multiple choice question:

  1. It’s not supposed to make sense.
  2. I don’t know what they are talking about.
  3. Maybe I am in the wrong place.

Face it, sometimes, the information simply isn’t for you.  That doesn’t make it bad, irrelevant, or wrong.  Furthermore, it does not diminish your value.  We are all cut from a different cloth.  Our brains inherently process information differently.  We may be ignorant, but we can learn.

When I was a child, I remembering ignorant being used as an insult with the ilk of words like stupid or idiot.  Unfortunately, it seems to carry that connotation.  Ignorant simply means to not know.

We are constantly exposed to things we don’t know.  And, we don’t necessarily need to know all of them.  Last week, I had to go get an MRI for a shoulder injury.  Did I need to know anything about the process for it to work?  Not at all.  In fact, the doctor who ordered the test interpreted the results and called with his recommendations.

But once again, this should not be taken as license.  There are many things we should know.

Back to the pop quiz.  Sometimes, it’s simply not supposed to make sense.  Sometimes, they are talking to someone else.  And, finally, you may have wandered into the wrong place.

However, if you find yourself there often, maybe you need to check your map, pick up a book, and get less ignorant.