Is ignorant bliss?

Posted by: Muttl200

I made this poll a few months ago, now I want to see if there was any change, if there was any at all.

  • Ignorance is bliss!

  • Ignorance is not bliss!

64% 14 votes
36% 8 votes
  • Unhappiness is caused by knowing too much. The less you know the happier you will be, because there is nothing for you to be unhappy about.

  • I envy medieval people, they knew so little that they were satisfied by just living off the land, and borders were practically non-existent.

  • If you lived in a completely blank room for your entire life, not knowing that above you were people being burned to death, you would be blissful.

  • A child who believes in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy and who would be very upset to find out that neither was real is an example of a child who would think that ignorance was bliss. So, ignorance is bliss in most occasions.

  • Ignorance is bliss, but the truth will set you free.

  • Ignorance is bliss, however it does lead to oblivion. a very peaceful oblivion

  • Ignorance is bliss, but that doesn't make it a good thing. Though a child who believes in Santa is happier, they are also less knowledgeable about the world, and believe a lie.

  • I'm not about to commit a logical fallacy for the sake of a poll answer.

  • See the things I have seen and knowing the thing that I know, Ignorance must be bliss. Dailey I see the uninform spineless mass run around with a false sense of security and importance think every thing is fine. They can't comprehend true danger or fear. When the glimpse it there world ends.

  • How can we assume that ignorance is a bliss for everyone? News flash, it isn't.

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tim.ray says2014-12-02T19:18:36.4050125-06:00
This statement is completely illogical. How can you assume that ignorance is bliss? Bliss is a state of harmony with yourself and other forces/objects/ideas/around you. Essentially, a state of perfect happiness. How does a level of awareness about reality make one happy. What if your ignorance is that everyone is out to hate you and make your life a living hell. You are ignorant, but are you blissful?
Muttl200 says2014-12-02T19:38:09.8852973-06:00
@ tim.Ray That is why I said "So, ignorance is bliss in most occasions." I'm not going to say in all because one can never be too sure. But I will say most since that seems to be the case quite often. As you said by your example. It is not always bliss, but such situations are rare compared to those where it will grant you bliss. As for, "How does a level of awareness about reality make one happy." It doesn't exactly make them happy. But it does shield them from the horrors and disappointments of this world. So it doesn't really make them happy, it just makes them more likely to be happier since they are unaware of the horrors and disappointments.
Piney says2015-01-03T05:08:53.2989322-06:00
Agnorance means you don't know let's leave it at that.

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