What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Don't judge people for the choices they make when you don't know the options they had to choose from.
The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about, yet to refuse to investigate.
Fortunately, some are born with spiritual immune systems that sooner or later give rejection to the illusory worldview grafted upon them from birth through social conditioning. They begin sensing that something is amiss, and start looking for answers. Inner knowledge and anomalous outer experiences show them a side of reality others are oblivious to, and so begins their journey of awakening. Each step of the journey is made by following the heart instead of following the crowd and by choosing knowledge over the veils of ignorance.
Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.