I was born in a society where I often hear “ignorance is bliss”. In Singapore, I hear the same phrase from the teachers when I was young all the way to adulthood at work.
This statement is thrown at me when I started asking “too many” questions. Hold on, is there such a thing as “too many” questions. I do understand the futility of certain questions, but my mind does not process “too many” questions. Although the precept of questions is to draw information, making an informed question is sometimes itself an answer.
There is often a saying that when you are in a disagreement with the world, either you change or the world change. I picked both, because both options are not mutually exclusive. Changing personality and behaviour to forward a change in the world. Splitting profiles to maintain personal congruence and resonance may seems like a script for Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, but it makes perfect sense.
Why stop at two, when your mind can accommodate more? I digressed. Psychology has been an interesting topic to me ever since I met S—–. Then again, only those with intelligence capability can afford mind partitions like a high-spec CPU. Attempting partitions when you don’t have the mental capacity will destroy sanity, or your mind will simply “crash”.
For sure, ignorance is not a virtue and I definitely would not go telling my students and children they are better off not understanding something for their own sake. If ignorance is bliss, why study and acquire knowledge? If ignorance is bliss, why are ignorant people not happier? If ignorance is bliss, what benefits have you drawn from your ignorance?
Thank you Aristotle.
“Ignorance is bliss” is sarcasm, and people who live their life believing in sarcasm are fools.
Here’s another: “Never cross the line”