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2,544 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by mjd01

Is ignorance an excuse for bad behaviour?


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14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 1:25:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they weren't taught right, it may be excused. But most of the time, I'd say no.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 3:46:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/13/2006 1:25:43 PM StateofGrace wrote:
If they weren't taught right, it may be excused. But most of the time, I'd say no.

Ignorance: "the lack of knowledge or education"

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 4:20:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not if they're deliberately ignorant. There's a difference between not knowing something and choosing not to know something. If someone was told to read the rules and they refuse, and later break the rule, there shouldn't be an exception just because they "didn't know".
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 4:53:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
No always..but in some cerciumstances
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 5:57:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutely not.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 6:02:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/13/2006 4:20:50 PM iansquall wrote:
Not if they're deliberately ignorant.

Yes, that's what I was thinking. In some cases, maybe a person behaving "badly" or rudely might be underprivileged and never had the time or the resources to learn how to act properly in the situation (justo ne possibility). As a classic example, a person growing up very poor not understanding table etiquette at a fancy restaurant.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 6:03:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
(Just one)
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 8:02:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can't fu*ckin stand how peopule RANDOMLY thurow u's into otherwiuse simpule wourds.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/14/06 - 8:47:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
No there is no excuse for bad behavior.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/14/06 - 10:51:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/13/2006 8:02:38 PM kipsabear wrote:
I can't fu*ckin stand how peopule RANDOMLY thurow u's into otherwiuse simpule wourds.

What? You mean words like 'colour'? Colour and color are both correct spellings, they aren't 'randomly' throwing letters around.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/14/06 - 10:53:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/13/2006 8:02:38 PM kipsabear wrote:
I can't fu*ckin stand how peopule RANDOMLY thurow u's into otherwiuse simpule wourds.

Ignorance can be used as an excuse. But people who often feign ignorance often are well aware of their behaviour.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/14/06 - 6:20:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, unless it's a law you didn't honestly know about or something like that
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/14/06 - 8:27:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/14/2006 10:51:54 AM Zikiru wrote:
On 7/13/2006 8:02:38 PM kipsabear wrote: I can't fu*ckin stand how peopule RANDOMLY thurow u's into otherwiuse simpule wourds. What? You mean words like 'colour'? Colour and color are both correct spellings, they aren't 'randomly' throwing letters around.

in what?!?! language
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 7/15/06 - 3:23:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
In some cases, where someone makes a simple mistake or does something moderately rude and they truly didn't know any better, than yes. It's like when a little kid asks an adult an offensive question because they don't know any better. In that case, yes, it is; unless of course, it was something common sense that the parent should have taught their child, but even then that's more the parents fault, not the kid's. If it's something major, then no. Most of the time common sense should kick in and overrule ignorance, and if it doesn't, then that person is most likely just choosing to ignore the fact that what they're doing is unacceptable. Like most things, it varies with the situation.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 7/15/06 - 6:18:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
We were born with instincts to distinguish between good and bad, right and wrong.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 7/15/06 - 6:20:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not all morals are instinctual though, and not all instincts are correct, you can't always fault someone if they did something they had no idea they weren't supposed to do.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 7/15/06 - 6:22:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/15/2006 6:20:17 PM Aburame wrote:
Not all morals are instinctual though, and not all instincts are correct, you can't always fault someone if they did something they had no idea they weren't supposed to do.

True.

And what is moral in one society may be immoral in another.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 7/15/06 - 10:14:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/15/2006 6:22:53 PM mostclever wrote:
On 7/15/2006 6:20:17 PM Aburame wrote: Not all morals are instinctual though, and not all instincts are correct, you can't always fault someone if they did something they had no idea they weren't supposed to do. True. And what is moral in one society may be immoral in another.

i agree, i guess it's hard to judge.

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 8/14/06 - 12:00:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hey, if you're in a no smoking are but you're not told you can't and there are no no smoking signs, it doesn't mean it's okay to smoke but it does mean that if you are caught smoking it's not your fault.
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/2/06 - 1:37:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/14/2006 12:00:13 PM 7451 wrote:
Hey, if you're in a no smoking are but you're not told you can't and there are no no smoking signs, it doesn't mean it's okay to smoke but it does mean that if you are caught smoking it's not your fault.

Agreed. If you are truly un-informed, you are not fully responsible, but you should be informed swiftly.

14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/2/06 - 1:41:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
not at all... ignorance is never an excuse for anything.
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/2/06 - 2:02:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ignorance is. Once. But being an ignoramus isn't, ever.
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 10/9/06 - 10:25:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not in the eyes of the law.
14 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 10/29/06 - 10:10:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/13/2006 5:57:44 PM wauwa1983x wrote:
Absolutely not.

My thoughts exactly.

14 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 10/29/06 - 11:44:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, i didn't know my favorite excuse

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