Ignorance is bliss, they say. What you don’t know doesn’t hurt you. Some people prefer not to know that the bed of roses they think they lie in have some thorns. I’ve heard some ladies say they don’t care if their men cheat as long as they don’t find out. Others would like to know even if it is unpleasant. It’s in the knowing of the whole picture that makes happiness absolute.
Being blissfully ignorant is like being in a bubble-all safe and comfortable until it is pricked into deflation or a burst. Both are unpleasant although the former takes a gradual fall-you feel your world crumbling down or have your world explode suddenly. The truth no matter how deep is buried, finds a way to the surface; it might take months, years, decades but it will surely show up.
Being knowledgeable has its perks but not being content is a miserable place to be at. Acquiring lots of knowledge is supposed to help better our lives and not embitter them. But with knowledge comes solutions to our problems. Knowledge is only useful when applied to deliver results.
What’s there to be happy about being ignorant? I guess it would be being content with the little you know and hope there’s nothing new to disrupt the feeling. Does one ever get satisfied with acquiring knowledge? I doubt it. The more you find out, the more you realize there is to know. But would I subject myself to knowing when it only renders me unsatisfied?
I love to discover new information. It makes me feel alive. It excites me to share it with others. I hate not to know something I’m asked especially when it’s expected of me to know it. I’m not the type to be blissful about ignorance. Tell me something I don’t know and keep my mind busy. There’s nothing like I don’t need to know about this. Every bit of information is golden. You may never know when you need it.
I guess I’d go with being knowledgeable and as for not being fully content, I don’t plan to be since there’s always more to discover about the world. But when it comes to life circumstances, sometimes, blissful ignorance is good for the heart lol.
Josephine Amoako © 2017
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