Guilt for ignorance
From the IAmAnAtheist feedback form:
if, people just stopped, trying to prove things, that do not benefit us, as humans, would the world be a better place. if my mother never showed me a thing, never taught me a thing, is it really my fault, i don’t know a thing?
I might be misunderstanding your point, but I don’t see anything wrong with trying to prove things that do not have a direct or obvious benefit to humanity. I personally think that there is something to be gained from obscure research, pure mathematics, etc. Searching for truth is part of the human condition and should be encouraged.
Is it your fault if you don’t know anything? Only if you recognize your ignorance and do nothing to correct it.