Ignorance is such a seductive state of mind, because it allows us to think that everything is ok with the status quo.

It convinces us that we are doing just fine and gives us permission to turn a blind eye to some of the harder truths in life.

Sometimes you are ignorant of things because of someone else – they withheld details or information from you.

But most of them time, ignorance comes from our own doing. We stop asking questions, we stop caring about outcomes, we stop doing the research, or asking for more information.

And that is what keeps us ignorant – a lack of knowing on our part, driven by inaction.

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Melanie

Melanie is a freelance writer currently living in Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about education, financial literacy, and empowering people to take control of their finances. She writes about breaking up with debt, freelancing, and side hustle adventures at DearDebt.com.

Currently she puts more than 50% of her income towards debt, while living a frugal, fun life. In addition to her love of personal finance, art and music, she is also a karaoke master. Follow the adventure @DearDebtBlog.

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