I'm able to look at the world with clear hindsight, 20, 20 vision, able to dissect and understand. Yet whenever I tried to look within, it was almost through a rose-coloured glass, stained by my emotions. So I shut my eyes.
We call ignorance a lack of understanding of our objective world, our history, our galaxies, our tragedies. I don't think people accept the fact that life doesn't make sense. I think it makes them terribly uncomfortable. So we seek knowledge for knowledge is power and we're able to temporarily make sense of that which we'll never fully understand. And we live with it and the world is seemingly at our feet.
I agree that knowledge is power and a lack of understanding of my world, my external world, is an unintentional show of ignorance. But I think it's a greater misfortune that we reject any desire to understand ourselves. To me, this reveals more ignorance. It is my theory that people are afraid of themselves, of their own mind, their feelings most of all. Why is it we are not all successful? Surely, we all have goals, even if they're of varying nature. It's because success is an attitude. Ambition and motivation are attitudes. And what I think many people fail to realise, is that in life, your brain is your most powerful weapon in your arsenal. I don't believe we are 'fixed', 'unchangeable' creatures, and neither does science. I don't believe in 'superior' healthy brains. People are as real as one another, minds are alive as one another and they have equal value. The difference then, is that a 'successful' mind harnesses its brains powers to adapt. Change your brain, change your life. Our brains are plastic, neuroplasticity by definition, tells us this much. I am plastic. I am not soft clay and I refuse to be Moulded. Change your brain, change your life. Re-imagine change and never stop evolving. Every thought you produce, every action you commit bears your signature and creates a mark on your brain, leaving a ripple effect. There's a reason action becomes habit. The more you commit to a behaviour, the stronger the synaptic connections between neurons in your brain devoted to this action become. Within time, the neurons in the circuit will proliferate their dendrites and extend their axons, interconnecting more distant neurons into a rich neural network. What you think is how you act. What you think is what you become. We can use our brains to re-wire our thinking and from there, the possibilities are endless. Take advantage of not only the world around you but your world within.