Of course it is better to know important things such as general education, However I have done excessive research on certain topics due to my extreme curiosity and it has made me anxious in life and can barely function on the things that matter to me here on earth. I can totally relate to the other guy with the "ignorance is bliss" caption as it has made my mind into a mess and would been better off being clueless about some things. In the end, Happiness is something we all strive for.
I think that it is okay to be ignorant and happy rather than aware and upset. I think this is a tough question because it’s easy to disagree with this statement but you need to think would you rather be happy or upset because nobody should be unhappy and upset and I would much rather be happy than being upset. Then once you do this would you rather be aware or ignorant, this question is complicated because some people do not mind not knowing their situation and honestly do not always want to know. Meanwhile some people rather educate themselves than let themselves be in the dark. But I enjoy being aware of what is going on but if were to come to my happiness I would happily trade my knowledge because who want’s to live their live upset or sad.
I think that it is okay to be ignorant and happy rather than aware and upset. I think this is a tough question because it’s easy to disagree with this statement but you need to think would you rather be happy or upset because nobody should be unhappy and upset and I would much rather be happy than being upset. Then once you do this would you rather be aware or ignorant, this question is complicated because some people do not mind not knowing their situation and honestly do not always want to know. Meanwhile some people rather educate themselves than let themselves be in the dark. But I enjoy being aware of what is going on but if were to come to my happiness I would happily trade my knowledge because who want’s to live their live upset or sad
My whole life has been pursuit of knowledge. I'd trade every thing I've learned for a peaceful heart and the belief in a world my grandkids could thrive in. Instead they inherit a big poison violent mess. I'm ashamed of the b entire human race. We could do so much better.
Honestly, ask me this a couple years ago and I would have said ignorance is no way to live your life. BUT the older I get the more I realize, if this is the one life we have we should enjoy it as much as we can and not focus on all the gritty details. If we truly feel happiness do we have to investigate our surroundings until we make ourself sick. I think not. Although, if the truth is staring you dead in the face, do not ignore it.
I think if I had a choice, I would prefer to be ignorant and happy as opposed to having knowledge. The more knowledge a person has, the more they tend to question the status quo. It is true that knowledge makes you feel "cursed" because you aren't able to just exist happily ever after.
I think if you educate yourself you will have a much better time in life. You can't go around just being empty and not expect to get away with it. It is going to catch up with you at some point. I say just read up on some stuff and go with the flow.
Yes at times it can become difficult to deal with but ask yourself this, Would I have gotten this far in life if I was ignorant? Would I still be the person I am today?
After all if it came down to it which would you choose? The beautiful lie or the ugly truth?
As long as you someone else thinks for you, You will always be bound by their choices and their thoughts, And their ideas. Giving up your intelligence for a false sense of happiness and security is essentially giving up your ability to choose for yourself and your children, And their children, What life will be. Thus leading to a great deal of potential unhappiness, Particularly if your ignorance extends to their designs. Happiness is always fleeting whether or not you are informed or ignorant, But at least in one scenario you get to have a choice about the whole process.
No. It isn't. Ignorance is a state where you know nothing about a particular topic. Being ignorant of certain topics can certainly be blissful, However, The reality is, Ignorance is ignorant. For example, You look into the night sky. You see stars. Not knowing why they do what they do is fine. Not being aware that a star is close enough to the plant that upon the star's death, We could all in an instant when the GRB hits, Be dead.
For me, this is the obvious answer. I prefer the burden of knowledge over clueless ignorance. The world is a place that is both beautiful and ugly.
If we are afraid to look at the wounds and scars of humanity, and choose a temporary bliss, we are lying to ourselves and putting off the inevitable confrontation with reality. It's best to take the world as it is, good and bad, and love it anyway. Being educated usually promotes tolerance, where as ignorance almost always leads to bigotry.
It is not better to ignorant and happy, because a person should not only be happy because they do not know the truth. There is a saying that the unexamined life is not worth living. A person should know everything that is out there, so that their happiness can be authentic.
It was once said long ago, “Ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.” While that sounds clever, and might be sometimes true, knowledge can be a bigger blessing than a curse in the long run. I miss my days of innocence. I had few troubles and the world was a safe place. While that is okay for a child to think, coming face to face with reality and being able to take care of yourself is more effective for an adult. It does not give license to paranoid thinking, however. The world can still be a nice place.
What would happen if we did not have knowledge? That's right you and I would not be able to freely give our opinions, I think a world like that would never make me happy, knowing there was more to be done with life, that would make me feel "cursed" not ignorance. Think about how many racist comments there has been because of ignorance are you saying that makes people happy?