College Papers

Everyone has heard the saying “ignorance is bliss”

Everyone has heard the saying “ignorance is bliss”. Ignorance is a damaging part of life that consists of pain, lack of understanding, irritation, and anger. this is unavoidable in the world we live in today . Sometimes people don’t mean to be ignorant, they just don’t know any better. Sometimes people act out of ignorance rather than taking the time to figure things out.

Ignorance is the lack of knowledge. it’s not just simply being stupid even though some people like to use it as an insult. people come off as dumb when their ignorant because they know nothing about the topic and just give their input rather than listening and gaining knowledge that they may possibly need. because of this On several occasions people confuse ignorance for stupidity.

Bliss is the state of complete or extreme happiness. Ignorance may be bliss until it becomes embarrassing. Bliss may be not knowing your significant other is cheating on you, but embarrassment is what you will feel when you find out that everybody but you knew about it. There are always some people that will make fun of your ignorance, but being everyone’s joke isn’t what i’d call bliss.

Sometimes ignorance is resorted to because we are scared that the things we don’t know about will hurt us. It’s kind of like “what they dont know wont hurt them” or “what they dont know wont kill them.” in this case i would consider ignorance bliss because i know i go into something thinking “it’s better if i just don’t know” just incase the news upsets me i’d rather not know then to be sad. But if someone is cheating on you it’s probably better for you to know even if it does upset you because that’s the best for you. It would think of it like “sparing your feelings” type of thing.

In my opinion ignorance is not bliss, merely only a short period form. Regardless if you are happy with not knowing what is going on in hope that you won’t become upset, the happiness won’t last long. Sooner or later you will find the facts and see the reality of this so called “bliss”. Real bliss is knowing the situation and fixing it to make it better for yourself and your happiness.