About Face

Some days I cannot possibly face one more second of ignorance.

So I face something else.

I know I carry my own level of ignorance,

But it never leads me to callousness or hate.

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35 thoughts on “About Face

  1. Anya says:

    I just love the way you get to the point with so few words.. I write loooong pieces to prove mine :S

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  2. russtowne says:

    May their moments of enlightenment come sooner than later with no further victims of their ignorance including themselves.

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  3. tric says:

    I know exactly what you mean. My dad always said, ‘there is no arguing with ignorance,’ and so I never bother, but having heard you can’t unhear.

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  4. Debra says:

    I think full-time vigilance is called for, if only to be certain we don’t tacitly send “approval” in our silence against ignorant and hurtful/hateful words and attitudes. 😦

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    • I agree. But sometimes not giving audience to such things, is the best thing we can do. πŸ™‚

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    • reocochran says:

      My Mom, as a high school teacher, said that things which hold hatred or prejudice in their content need to be rebuked. She told students who watched vandalism or heard hateful comments (like “that girl is a wh- – -” or “the guy is a ni- – – -” are just as bad as the one who said or did those things.)

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    • reocochran says:

      My Mom, as a high school teacher, said that things which hold hatred or prejudice in their content need to be rebuked. She told students who watched vandalism or heard hateful comments (like “that girl is a wh- – -” or “the guy is a ni- – – -” are just as bad as the one who said or did those things.) Great comment, Debra! πŸ€”

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      • anie says:

        oh that’s right! I feel the same way. Often, however, people say things that they really do not mean, or can not mean, because they do not know people. It is easy and of course much more interesting for others to speak in extreme terms. So people are divided into supermen and idiotes. Often a small (admittedly unpopular) throw-in is enough ….. “who is not?” and the stupidity of the person being talked about has relativized …; ) … but of course the tendency to hate and prejudice is always there, if you want to distract from yourself …..

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  5. reocochran says:

    I like this title and the words are perfect.
    Hope you have some peaceful people who give caring hugs out. . . πŸ’— Love ya, Colleen.

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  6. goldenbrodie says:

    An about face can really come in handy.

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