That little phrase right there is one of the cornerstones in the foundation of society. To be able to say, "Well, I didn't know..." Is something so American that it could be put right next to my happy meal and I wouldn't be surprised.
A lot of people insist that to be ingnorant is to be the same as without knowledge, and to be without knowledge is a sin in itself. And then there are those who are perfectly happy to kick back and let other people learn things for them while they keep themselves as naive to the world around them as possible. Of course, admist all of this, there's a slight problem.
Where do I come in?
I love knowledge, yet there are times that being without it is the best thing in the world for me. For example, once upon a time, when I was a lowly 6th grader, I put my backpack in what I considered the spare locker. After a brief talking to from the teacher, it was clear that I had no idea that I was forcing some poor kid to create his own locker type space in the hall, and I was let off the hook.
What can I say?
Then there are times when all of my friends are fawning over Harry Styles or Justin Bieber or Twilight or whatever and I can't help but say, "Sorry...what? I have no idea what you're talking about?" Automatically, the group will either go completely silent or burst out laughing. Either reaction leaves me red and sputtering and getting to the computer as soon as possible to figure out whether Bedward is a new mattress company or a cute nickname for a really unnatractive couple.
Believe me, it's happened before.
So that leaves me with a very, very, very important question. What do you do when you want to remain ignorant but at the same time know as much as possible? What if you want to be able to grow up but still have a childlike innocence? What do you do?
According to sources, I have to get over myself.
I need to act like a man (Which makes no sense, because I'm a female) and face the world head on. Gone with the ignorance! I should be able to take the blame for everything I do and be proud of it! So let's start today!
There's just a slight problem with that.
All of those people who have opened their eyes, and I eman really opened their eyes to the world have seemed to become of the opinion that it's a pretty crappy place. I don't want to do that. I don't want to lose all of the beauty of the world. I don't want there to be the bluest sky above me and all I see is grey. So now that leaves me with one question.
How do I get the best of both worlds?