Monday, November 12, 2007

IGnorance is Bliss

Never have i thought i would be talking about this topic ever in my life i never thought it would be true.

However, things have gotten clearer to me these days where this phenomenon i would regard it happens more and more often.

Ignorance according to the "" is defined as a lack of knowledge. Ignorance is sometimes misinterpreted as a synonym of stupidity, and is as thus often taken as an insult.
In many cases ignorance is seen as a pleasant alternative to harsh reality.

Bliss however in the Oxford Dictionary is defined as
• noun 1 perfect happiness; great joy. 2 a state of spiritual blessedness.
• verb (bliss out or be blissed out) informal be in a state of perfect happiness, oblivious to everything else.
— ORIGIN Old English, related to BLITHE.

The combination of "ignorance is bliss" first emerged in Thomas Gray's poem, "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College" (1742): "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."

And therefore the combination of this two words becoming a phrase actually tells us that to care at times only brings trouble to one's self but to ignore gives us freedom of thoughts and more space in our memory for we leave the worries far from us by ignoring.

Ignoring isn't totally bad, at times it gets us out of trouble. Imagine a person were to see two person fighting and stabbing each other.. The person actually has two choice

  1. walk to the scene of the dispute and with the kindest heart and soul and by uttering the kindest words try to settle the dispute while endangering thy self of getting stabbed to death accidentally.(you settle the dispute and u may live to tell tales about it and be grateful that thy is still alive/ you're dead having the thought that u tried ur best and karma just has its way to show its might)
  2. ignore and walk away from the scene and just forget the whole scenario and it may just save thy life.(you may have done bad but u still have ur life to save more)

well, its a choice to choose and its a choice of thoughts by every single person. so

TO BE OR NOT TO BE????????

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