22 Jun, 2021 05:24 PM

Ignorance is bliss?

i know this is kinda stupid, but i really never understood the meaning behind "ignorance is bliss" I've heard it many times but never understood it. Someone please explain!

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GE
22 Jun, 2021 05:24 PM

It means that if you don't know something, then it can't affect the your view of the world. For example, if a person is completely ignorant of the sciences, the contradicting information can't challenge their belief in whichever religion they're a part of.

JE
22 Jun, 2021 05:24 PM


I think it means that if you don't know about something bad that may be going on in the world or being said about you behind your back etc, then you can carry on your own merry little way happily - so put another way being ignorant to certain horrid facts means you can continue being blissfully happy.

GE
22 Jun, 2021 05:24 PM

if you don't know that there is a problem, nothing will change..you'll just continue being happy



MA
22 Jun, 2021 05:25 PM




If ignorance is a blissful state then what happens when your ignorance causes such a rift in your life it changes everything completely? The are always consequences to everyone’s actions and often there are also consequences to non-action as well. I would classify ignorance as non-action towards whatever it is you’re ignorant about.

"When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years."
Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."

"Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone."
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

"In the battle for survival the ignorant man has a considerable advantage."

"Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend."

"If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people jumping up and down for joy."

"Ignorance is not innocence, but sin."
Robert Browning (1812 -1889) British poet.

"I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance."
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

"I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know."
Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.