Pitying the Fool

Do we feel sorry for the dim among us?  It seems like a silly question, but I ask in all seriousness.  Let me give you a brief history of how I arrived at this query.

We are all familiar with the concept that “ignorance is bliss.”  I started by wondering if this could be true.  I have known people that identified themselves as “dumb,” and not in a blissful way.  So I determined that, if ignorance is ever bliss, it must be so comprehensive as to include ignorance of the fact of ones own ignorance.  Continue reading