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the practice of selectively ignoring distracting, irrelevant, or otherwise unnecessary information received, such as e-mails, news reports, etc.
We’re in a world of infinite interruption and infinite minutia. Practice ‘selective ignorance’—you don’t need to know and follow everything.
by DeepDishGamer July 14, 2014

Words related to Selective Ignorance

avoid ignorance questions selective subject
Claiming to not know about a subject in order to avoid a task or questions on said subject.
"Eli, get in here and do your math homework!"
"Dad, I don't know how to do subtraction with regrouping."
"Oh yes you do. Don't play the selective ignorance card with me."
by Big Mo 61 August 02, 2012