One of my college professors who guided me during my final year BTech thesis often said —
If I ask you something and you don’t know the answer then you may look like a stupid for that moment. But if you don’t figure out the answer then you remain stupid forever.
At that time, his statement didn’t seem anything more than a witty remark. But as years have passed, I have slowly come to realize that it was a piece of deeply profound advice.
Being ignorant is okay. Everyone is ignorant about something or the other. However, once my ignorance is shown to me and then I don’t do anything about it, then it’s pure stupidity.
Humans have been in existence for hundreds of thousands of years. If you take the homo sapiens from 100,000 years back and compare his anatomy with that of a modern-day human, it’ll be pretty much the same. Even their brain structures wouldn’t be much different. But compare the progress mankind has made in terms of development and scientific know-how about nature’s secrets, the world we live in today is unrecognizable from the world a few hundred years back.
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