Ignorance is okay as long as it compels you to learn.
The other day I was with a coworker when we passed a downed tree and I noticed the center of the trunk was dark. I could have said nothing and gone on thinking the tree was Ebony, the only tree I know of that is has a dark center. I asked anyway. It’s a Black Wattle, bad for the environment in Kenya (because they are from Australia) and good for firewood.
It’s always a good idea to ask questions. I learn so much about things when it’s explained to me.