Ignorance could be forgiven when a man had no education or no experience of commercial life.
There was no way a young person isolated in a rural village who had to work alongside his mother and father in the field lest his family starve even as he wished for the long walk of many miles to and from a primitive school could know a world beyond the soil and the plough.
His wisdom would grow from inside himself helped along by his family and elders as they told stories around the fire.
If a man from the city came to talk with him the only way the youngster could know truth was to find it within.
He had to sift the weasel words, the fact from fiction, and find whatever integrity was present purely on instinct.
Not so now. Google can, with due care, provide facts to assist that gut instinct reach wisdom.
Scary isn’t it.