Belize, Culture, Education, Issues

Ignorance and Complacency – bad for you

ignorance – ig·no·rance – [ig-ner-uhns]
the state or fact of being ignorant;  lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.

complacency – com·pla·cen·cy – [kuhm-pley-suhn-see]
a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.

We have been for decades, raised to be an ignorant and complacent people depending on Govt and other officials to do the thinking for us. I am glad to see that this is gradually changing by the advent of computer use in Belize but more needs to be done in the education and emancipation of our people.

A mass re-education needs to be undertaken so that people can be able to properly digest these data that are being fed to them and to allow them to properly asses what is right and wrong and why.

This is the reason many refuse to stand up and fight back or simply make ignorant decisions on who’s right by simply going with the side that sounds right or makes more sense to them based on the little information and knowledge they have.

I for one am tired of us always basing our setup on what other countries tell us is best for us. We need to implement a system by Belize and for Belize.

Belizeans need to learn our constitutional rights and the constitution itself starting at a young age and it must be an ongoing process throughout a student’s life at least until High School. We need a rigorous reawakening of our people.

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

– Maximilien Robespierre

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