This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

To ignore this is not to avoid it

Given the reality of constant mutual influence, what can we say of the person that, for whatever reason, chooses to ignore the nature of what is being communicated? They cannot escape the exchange since this would require the alteration of human nature itself. They remain exposed but choose not to apply their discernment to the process, and this attitude has three consequences. First, they become willfully blind even to those aspects of the reciprocal exchange of influences that they might have been able to control or modify. Second, they become more ignorant of their own nature than they were before. Third, they become incompetent to discuss virtually any question of a moral and social nature, since they have discarded most of the raw material needed to obtain any meaningful insight into the subject.

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