The High Price of Ignorance

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “We are often unaware of the scope and structure of our ignorance. Ignorance is not just a blank space on a person’s mental map.”
Ignorance is a lack of knowledge and information. The word “ignorant” is an adjective that describes a person in the state of being unaware, or even cognitive dissonance and other cognitive relation, and can describe individuals who are unaware of important information or facts. Ignorance can appear in three different types: factual ignorance (absence of knowledge of some fact), object ignorance (unacquaintance with some object), and technical ignorance (absence of knowledge of how to do something). Consequences

Ignorance can have negative effects on individuals and societies, but can also benefit them by creating within them the desire to know more. For example, ignorance within science opens the opportunity to seek knowledge and make discoveries by asking new questions.[2] Though this can only take place if the individual possesses a curious mind.[citation needed]

Studies suggest that adults with an adequate education who perform enriching and challenging jobs are happier, and more in control of their environment.[3] The confidence that adults obtain through the sense of control that education provides allows those adults to go for more leadership positions and seek for power throughout their lives.[citation needed]

In 1984, author Thomas Pynchon observed: “We are often unaware of the scope and structure of our ignorance. Ignorance is not just a blank space on a person’s mental map. It has contours and coherence, and for all I know rules of operation as well. So as a corollary to writing about what we know, maybe we should add getting familiar with our ignorance, and the possibilities therein for ruining a good story.”[4]

Another effect of ignorance is characterized by the Dunning-Kruger effect, named after the scientists David Dunning and Justin Kruger in 1999. This theory centralizes the behavior of subjects regarding their intellectual capabilities and social behaviors. The limited information or competence of people that possess the Dunning-Kruger translates into a feeling of intellectual superiority.[5]”

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life, with the untitled sequel now a work-in-process

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Do you know someone or are you one of those people labelled negatively by family or peers or community? Or have you lost someone due to depression or addictions? Or are you a person struggling to pull yourself out of a state of mind threatening your actual existence? After years of searching for answers and for healing in order to move forward with the life right for her, Kaitlin shares her story.

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Valuing Every Life is the Most Cost Effective, Efficient, Economical, and Compassionate Tool to Address, Reduce, and Eliminate Humanity’s Biggest Challenges

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life

“Nobody can be as good helping someone as someone who’s been through it.” Joyce Meyer

As part of an “Invisible Minority” … people whose personality types and other differences are very uncommon to the rest of people, I know what it is like to be misunderstood, misjudged, abandoned, bullied, ignored, maltreated, exploited, abused, and harmed almost to the point of not wanting to live, so I KNOW what many people do not and can help bridge the gap dividing us.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life

Shooters Steal Lives. Yet Shooters Lives Are Stolen As This World Breaks Them to the Point …

Shooters steal lives.

Yet shooters lives are stolen as this world breaks them to the point they can no longer bear to feel the pain or become so deadened inside they do not feel anything, but relief when they are shot in return.

This is just one of the many compelling reasons I cannot give up on my purpose, the calling on my life, regardless of how my purpose and life is judged.

The longer we continue operating on the philosophy that only some lives are valuable and the rest disposable, this madness of mass shootings with assault rifles in the US will not end, no matter how many laws and safeguards are put in place.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life.

Mission

MISSION

Personal and professionally is to shine the light of truth on things to dis-empower darkness.

THESIS
Realizing disrespect is a historical and present philosophy being used as a discretionary value, consciously or not, to discriminate, exclude, manipulate, coerce, and even physically harm others for the benefit of others, for this reason, I developed the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” thesis plus a variety of related books, products, and services.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life.

Earth and Us … A Symbiotic Relationship

The earth’s state reflects our “Respect Level” for the earth, humanity, and ourselves.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life. The 3rd book in “THE POWER PACK” available May 2022. The school/community play, The Choice, available September 2022. All rights reserved.

Raising My “Respect Level” Empowered Me to Examine What Shaped My Life and to Change What Was Not Working for Me But Against Me

Examining the beliefs of others I had accepted, even without awareness, freed me to choose the beliefs that are for me rather than against me.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life. The 3rd book in “THE POWER PACK” available May 2022. The school/community play, The Choice, available September 2022. All rights reserved.

Unhealthy Ways Children Are Taught to Process Emotions

AHA! Female relationships/friendships, even now, continue to confuse and hurt me more than any boy or man ever has even with with the males’ arsenal tools of ignoring, disregarding, disrespecting, controlling, abusing, or assaulting in comparison with females’ more subtle, subversive tools of gossip, meanness, and ostracizing, because girls/women are taught to not express their disapproval, pain, and anger because of the damaging lesson girls are taught they are to “be nice” … yet anger is anger and will rise to the surface in both sexes when it cannot be held in check anymore. Research shows males take on their anger mostly on strangers whereas females anger bubbles below the surface until released in their social circles.

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Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life. The 3rd book in “THE POWER PACK” available May 2022. The school/community play, The Choice, available September 2022. All rights reserved.

“Late Bloomer Revolution”

“We need a “Late Bloomer Revolution” as our brains are not fully developed into our thirties.”

Which, by the way, was when I re-discovered what I really wanted to do, write, when I started university in my mid-thirties while employed by Levi Strauss & Co. Canada Inc. However, without overnight success people convinced me writing was a waste of time and I stopped, living minimally to survive, in jobs better suited to an Introvert’s personality’s needs, especially a very wounded one. What I know now? Don’t ever let people decide who you are and what is right for you … because you could not only lose the life you were meant to thrive with, you may actually lose your life in the ways chosen to cope with feeling undervalued, unappreciated, and overall disrespected.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life, plus the school/community play, The Choice. All rights reserved.