Ignorance can not be increased, while awareness is made up of the accumulation of capability, experience and knowledge. Even if someone attempted 'cleverness' by saying,"I choose to believe (something based in ignorance), more than I did before" they have not become more ignorant (fearful) just emphasizing their conviction.
Ignorance is the choice to retard one's development. As stated prior in other posts, Fear is based in ignorance while gaining awareness is being brave and knowledgeable enough to truly 'live' life. Awareness is a choice to follow a continual process of increasing one's capabilities, experience and knowledge. Awareness has no end-point nor conclusion while we exist 'on this plane of reality' unless we choose to remain as ignorant as we are presently.Connecting-to-the-Value-of-Why 2005-2008 ©