….you don’t have to know what you’re talking about.

….you don’t stick out like a sore thumb among dumb chums.

….you have the makings of a politician (IF you also have a shameless sense of self-importance).

….you believe, without giving it a second thought, that “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.”

….you believe, like these three CBS (Certified Bull Sitters), that:

You see, I’ve been thinking lately about ignorance — writing a post about it, that is — however, I wasn’t sure if my audience of deep thinkers would dig the subject. But, on the theory that it pays to get to the bottom of such a pervasive thing, I’ve decided to let the cliques fall where they may — mostly in the form of ten quotes from those wise in the ways of ignorance:

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. –Thomas Carlyle

When ignorance gets started, it knows no bounds. –Will Rogers

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man by argument. –William McAdoo

Most ignorance: we don’t know because we don’t want to know. –Aldous Huxley

There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed if repeated often enough. –William James

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. –Voltaire

In the future, the so-called Dark Ages will perhaps be lengthened to include our own. –G. C. Lichtenberg

Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise. –Thomas Gray

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. –Martin Luther King Jr.

There is no darkness but ignorance. –William Shakespeare

….and then there’s the kind of dark ignorance where you don’t know if you’re coming or going:

Not me. I’m done gone outta here.