There is the knowledge that is inside your head and the knowledge in the world waiting to be discovered.
But because of our narrative (bias and prejudice), the knowledge in our head quite often doesn’t align with the knowledge of the world.
As a result, humans can minimize the amount they must learn. We don’t need to read multiple books on a subject when I can take two-minutes to google it.
Increasingly, we learn to look to others to tell us what to us what do. And if we continue to look around for others to know, then we can continue to hide in our ignorance.
Thanks to the internet, it has never been easier to hide.
The more disconnected we become, the more we will support this type of behavior.