January 06, 2020 at 03:36PM

Sometimes I ask people if they know about some fact only to find they have absolutely no idea what it is (the example today was the Chernobyl disaster), and I am amazed they don’t know about it. I wonder how it is that someone has gone their whole life without knowing this seemingly basic fact of the world, or history. You see similar videos on YouTube where general members of the public are quizzed on the street (usually on current events, history, or geography), with the aim being to show how ignorant people are, and then more ‘educated’ people lament the populations ignorance.
But really, it just makes me think: “Geez, what are all the things that I don’t know that other people would be amazed at my ignorance of?”. What whole sections of human experience am I not aware of my own limited understanding of. It makes me more enthralled at the enormity of the human experience, rather than despair at people lack of certain knowledge.
Just a random thought.
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