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Willful Blindness vs Blind Justice

September 26, 2016 , , ,

Our era in history may become known as the time of willful blindness. We have access to information from all over the world instantly, but people prefer to keep blind spots in place to protect status quo.  As individuals and as institutions we choose to stay in the dark because we either have no confidence in evolution and change, or we may benefit from the circumstances as they stand.

Can you think of an example of willful blindness that has played havoc with your life?  Can you remember choosing to stay blind yourself rather than standing up for the truth?  I am pretty sure all of us have stood on both sides of this line.  The saddest reason for staying willfully blind is a belief that one person can not change the course of history.  The desire to be ignorant is more dangerous than we might want to believe.



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Yeah, luckily I didn’t get sucked into the situation all the way, otherwise things would have been much worse. The narcissistic sociopath I met once upon a time still did some damage.

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The Chaos Realm

September 27, 2016

I so agree with this post. I have had people treat me with willful blindness, (relatives, doctors, supervisors, people). I have been blind when I felt that I could not risk alienating someone competitive to the situation. It’s often a no-win situation, because the events do come back and bite one if one has a moral compass.

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

September 29, 2016

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