A Question And The Answer Poem by Alexander Julian

A Question And The Answer

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There's a question.
You don't know the answer.
A normal teacher says, "You can guess what the answer is."
She is not very thoughtful for her comment.
I say this, for my philosophy:

Ignorance is better than falsehood.
Just say you don't know the answer if you don't know the answer.
That's a wise thing to do.
Giving random answers to impossible questions is disorderly conduct.
Opinions and rumors are made from such random answers.
For real evidence, for true details, I don't recommend it.
A man can be so honest for just saying he doesn't know.
It's falsehood that gives us the most problems, not ignorance.
Think about it!
Do you correct a person who doesn't know?
Or, do you correct a person who lies?
Schools have this problem.
Most teachers correct both ignorance and falsehood.
I don't understand this.
Why should it be my fault for not knowing?
What if I really don't know?
Can't it be that "ignorance is bliss" and all is well?
How come ignorance and falsehood decrease the same grade?
I just don't get it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: questions,answers,philosophy,philosophical,thinking,think,question,honesty,honest,change,changes,school,comedy
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