Ignorance, growth, and change

I didn’t know how much I didn’t know. I didn’t know how much of what I thought I knew was unfounded belief. I really didn’t know just how much I can learn in such a short period of time. 

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is selfish. Ignorance leads to erasure, victimizing, and normalizing. It has really left its mark on human history, from racism, to imperialism, homophobia, misogyny, cultural appropriation…the list goes on and on. Unwittingly, I have done things that helped perpetuate society’s ignorant norms and practices out of my own blindness to the implications of my actions. 

Scripps is opening my eyes to entire worlds of theories and ideas. Personal change is interesting, gruesome, and necessary. New ideas shake the foundation of old ones and emphasize its obvious instability, to my discomfort. It bothers me immensely that I used to believe in them, acted accordingly, and have hurt people in the process. But now I’m really really trying.

I won’t say that Scripps is the best because that’s subjective but in my opinion it is damn close to being perfect.