Is Ignorance Bliss?

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  1. earllogjam

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    Do you really feel better if you don't know any better? If you don't know what shenanigans are going on that will affect you?

    Is happiness for the masses just a matter of keeping people uneducated, bored, apathetic and in the dark with distractions?
     
  2. Mr. Snakey

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    Ignorance has very little to with education. Its being aware of our existence and place in life. Knowing where we have been and where we are going.
     
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    Depends on who you ask. To me, it just means that the truth will hit you like a ton of bricks.
     
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    Ignorance is bliss, the smarter you are, the more likely you are to be dissatisfied and suffer from things like depression.
     
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    How would you know that you were ignorant of something?

    How about being ignorant and still miserable? :wink:
     
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    Nah. Ignorance just means you don't know any better. As for bliss, it only means you haven't figured out your wifey is a 'ho.
     
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    Very much so. Unless someone comes to me directly and says this is the deal or this is what is happening then its none of my business and i don't care to probe to find out for myself.
     
  8. Mr. Snakey

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    A very good point.
     
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    This is true! Some of the most highly educated people I have encountered (often with masters degrees and Ph.D.'s) are the most ignorant of things that would fall into the category of common sense.

    Don't you hate it when that happens. :tongue:


    That's true. The more I learn about the ways of the world especially socio-politically and economically the more outraged I often become. I wouldnt say I feel dissatisfied so much as insignificant. What good is it for me to reduce my carbon footprint by 1/3 if no one else does? I'm not a billionaire there is only so much I can do to Save Darfur. Tilting at the windmills of progress like Don Quixote is depressing.

     
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    Q.: Is ignorance bliss?

    A.: I dunno. :smile:
     
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    Bliss is smart:wink:
     
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    When Two Girls and a Cup is involved, ignorance is bliss, and then some.
     
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    Ignorance is bliss to the individual, can be dangerous to the rest of us around that individual though.
     
  14. Mr. Snakey

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    Very good point:smile:
     
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    ignorance is bliss - yes im very happy thank u

    also a little knowledge is a dangerous thing

    u can be the most intelligent person in the world but dont have a jot of of common sense, usually the 2 dont go together

    as for ignorance & being miserable, i dont think thats possible as u wouldnt know any different

    just MHO
     
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    In a way I would say yes . When you are very aware of the world around us the more you realize how pointless chaotic and absurd life is .
    Is very common for very intelligent people to suffer episodes of depression .
     
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    i agree with HD to a point, depression affects people in many different ways , but with extremely intelligent people it is more common, cos most of them try & think logically inwardly & not express themselves outwardly probably cos they dont know how to
     
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    I think it is blissful to be Ignorant, certainl much better than being in between Ignorant and Intelligent. If your Ignorant your no wiser to the fact. If your in between you are Intelligent enough to realise that your Ignorant. Being Intellegent only make you depressed. Judging by the number of anti-depressants consumed every year, there must be a lot of intelligent people around.

    I think I will opt for Bliss
     
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    Ignorance of the greater world isn't necessarily a bad thing especially if none of it concerns you. Being ignorant of things that will directly affect your life is bad. The trick is to find that line of what does and doesn't concern you.

    Why do you need to know about all the suffering in the world if it makes you unhappy? Is it your personal responsibility to know about all the suffering in the world and find solutions for them? For some of the arm chair politicians around it is but it's just not MY concern - ignorant as that sounds - I can find 10,000 better things to do than watch CNN 24/7.
     
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    Blissfully ignorant is preferable to miserably ignorant.
     
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