Maya Angelou On Ignorance and Intelligence

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

–Dr. Maya Angelou

According to Dr. Maya Angelou, there is a distinction between ignorance and intelligence.


I’ve known some very insightful and intelligent people who barely graduated high school–not to mention college.

Do you?

And of course…

We all know at least one educated FOOL!

Think about it.


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7 thoughts on “Maya Angelou On Ignorance and Intelligence

  1. The more we define information by instantaneity, the more we will need to rethink how we approach knowledge. There are plenty of “educated” fools out there. The pursuit of knowledge cannot begin without having formed some preconceived notion of it. The mechanics of pursuit influence the end result provided if one can be evolved in the first place. This is ultimately influenced by original frames of mind which mirror supporting modalities of thought sociologically. The pursuit of knowledge strictly for utilitarian purposes out of general yearnings for quantitative power & qualitative control is steeped in existential foolishness. The sooner students can test out of their degrees in incremental succession as a means of demonstrating fluid competence, the sooner the real learning can begin for purposes of evolving original knowledge…

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