People Don’t Want to Know …

People don’t want to know about all the traumas … they just want people to get over them rather than reveal inconvenient truths.

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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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

People Struggle … Can’t Even Seem to Comprehend …

People struggle … can’t even seem to comprehend the stress ordinary people inflict on non-ordinary people.

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

Reactions to Kaitlin’s Educational Motivational Talks

1. “Motivated and educated. Good direct speaker. Energetic, reasonable, and realistic.” 2. “Great speaker. Good listener as well.” 3. “I believe many many should take this course. The speaker (Kaitlin) was fluent in what she was saying. You taught me something new and I am grateful that you were here and shared your story. THANK YOU!!!” 4. “Gave me extra motivation. Actually made me look at my insides. Would have liked the talk to go longer.” 5. “Taught me to respect myself, take some time out and eat well. Motivated me and gave me more hope to succeed and makes me wish my friend was here to listen. Thank you. Your talks hit home!” 6. “It has reinforced that I have some personal issues to resolve NOW or I will repeat the same mistakes. I needed to hear this especially now. Thank you!”

Quoted from Chapter 19 “Stronger” of BROKEN COMPASS HOW TO SAVE A LIFE, available in ebook form, though the original sources were feedback forms. The workshop sessions were the based on the founding elements of her thesis, “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle.”

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

A QUOTE from a RECENT OFFER to PUBLISH the CORE BOOK

Dear Ms. Trepanier,

RE: “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle”

“Your manuscript was brought to our attention at the latest Editorial Board meeting when we discussed the potential of its publication. Having read all the reports and taken note of the Editors’ opinions we can confidently state that your work was found to be a powerful and thought-provoking read. The reader would find much to absorb them, allowing reflection and understanding to continue in earnest at some distance past the final page. The Board was keen to comment on the ambitious scope of the work and was impressed by your ability to convey such widely applicable advice while also offering an intriguing, anthropological analysis of contemporary society. The relatable and engaging writing style and the thought with which you approach this topic makes this book one that will captivate a wide audience.”

Austin Macauley Publishers, July 26, 2022

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

Peace-Yielding Truth

This morning dawned the realization I was still carrying anger towards God. In my youth, ignorance of the whole truth about Him compelled me to toss Catholicism aside and with it, God. And when I cried out to God in my forties because of desperation, He gave a vision … a reason to keep living, since I had lost the will to do so. Since then, I have struggled in my growth with all He has allowed and continues to allow me to experience, but my years of introspection, studying how God works, and developing a deep relationship with Him has empowered me to be grateful for all He has provided during a very unusual, strife and pain-filled journey, trusting now that He truly will transform all I have experienced into what I can use to help those my heart has always ached to help.

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

Outward Appearances Versus The Heart

“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at outward appearances, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7, The Bible

“Don’t be like Jesse … you don’t know the gifts God has put in your children. You could be raising the next David, the next world changer, the next great worship leader … All they need is your blessing and encouragement to know you believe in them, to get a boost that will help them go further then they thought possible.” Joel Osteen Ministries 2022 Daily Devotional, page Sunday, October 30th

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.