I hate to sound nasty, but please don't put words in my mouth, sweetie! In other words, the line should be 'IF ignorance is bliss, knowledge must be the opposite of bliss.' Or you may try deluding yourself. Ignorance isn't really bliss, apparently. And that is all you ever do ever? Ignorance is the inherent source of fear not bliss. I liked how you approached my question, everyone else, istead of trying to debate it, see both sides, see that it is impossible to answer, all of them did exactly that...try and answer it! Relevance. I generally spend more time contemplating the so-called *innocent* ignorance. It makes D a bodybuilder, Ush a writer, Me a roadracer and businessman.

If super intelligent machines were to come to our planet what would their agenda be?

Get answers by asking now. Because ignorance is ONLY blissful and not true power.

Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Ignorance is only bliss when something can't be understood.

Fire>I can kinda see what you are talking about...well im trying anyway.... Also...ignorance is mother of devotion! 25 Answers. Ignorance is only bliss when you have an emotional connection to a certain issue. I do not seek knowledge, I used to and found the world can be a real bad ol' depressing place to live. What about 'whats the world made of?'

Once you've found out a truth about something, you're no longer ignorant, but if you don't act on that truth, then your ignorant in another way. Not acting on a truth is lying to yourself and becoming self-deceived. Evading the truth will only make it harder to achieve values and be happy.

ANSWER 0 Pascal ANSWERS: 3. We seek knowledge to find an understanding. Ignorance is a fact you're going to have to live with, and any other assumption would be living in denial. or "Is the pursuit of knowledge worth the price?" There is nothing more unsettling than knowing that you dont know, and have exhausted all other means to learn. That is a common myth, an unchecked cliche. If you do not believe me ask any intelligent man or woman if they ever wanted to trade IQ points for a dumb and happy life?

I find it interesting that people would rather stay ignorant. It was not, however. If ignorance is bliss, then why do we seek knowledge? Not much thought needed with this... the proof that humans seek more than simple happiness is all around us to anyone with eyes and a brain. Knowledge empowers you to be chosen for greater rewarding tasks and you will never have to do that task you do not want to even on the job.

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113< I really dont think we understand each other or you are not answering my question...it is a FACT that we are all ignorant on certain things, i was just pointing that out, and if think you are not ignorant on anything, i can promice you that you would be called the most ignorant person in the world! Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune. Playing crazy and ignorance are the same to me, but works only so long and later on on the job, I had to do that task.

So yes ignorance is bliss but we have a burning desire to survive.

So as we now can see the two meanings of “ignorance is bliss” intertwine at this point. I doubt that. I totally disagree. But how can you change something often percieved as an inherent weakness into a source of strength? The ignorant bliss bubble is burst! All of existence is a prison. no, you cant be really ignorant to the world...not today...unless you live in a cave... maybe becausehumans typicaly strive to know everything. Because ignorance is also a good way to die.

During that growth and maturity period, ignorance would have been easy to choose if I didn't already know the truth: Ignorance is only bliss if you choose not to change, and I believe God instills a dream inside of all of us that drives us to be great. Ignorance has its place in life for awhile, though. As time passes on for this brilliant naïve mind which is filled with curiosity, they look for facts and they soon figure out that many can be devastating. Answer Save. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out /  Ignorance leads to fear, and no-one is blissful when they're living in fear. The main hurtfilled thing I had to change was my insecurity. It only bought me some time. What happen when a person or government attempts to deprive someone of something that is necessary to human dignity? If the former is the real meaning then it is hard not to agree with that context, several people have had an experience that prior to knowing the entire story of a situation or a thing were much happier than when they figured out the truth. Is it right to think positive or negative? Bliss was helpful for me when I did not want to do a task at work knowing I had 30 minutes to complete this task which recorded documentation states 2 and 1/2 hours in real time. Sure, these things might get to you anyhow, knowing about them or not.

You always hear "Ignorance is Bliss". Favourite answer. share. This makes me wonder what is truly the better fate because smart and dumb agree that happiness is what we all really want in life, however the smart miserable person is always reluctant to let go when presented with this option. Click HERE to see this thread with all of the graphics, features, and links. Whenever I heard the phrase “ignorance is bliss” a lot of thoughts came to my mind. ignorance is only bliss to ignorant people. The example does not need to be as dramatic as a cheating spouse though, maybe finding out the secret ingredient on a delicious dish can ruin it. Knowledge is the only path to bliss. but neither of them are rhetorical either. 8 comments. Bliss serves its purpose, but nothing lasting is blissful. G.B.A. Thats true too.... ignorance is bliss, but by education we can seek BEYOND bliss.... the movie frankenstein however did not invent that question, it's a filosophical question, I dunno from which period but . Now the island has electricity (introduced TV) the kids all want telephones, new motorbikes etc etc, Hotels are now on the Island bring money the root of all Evil I can see so many changes in the place. Because we are curious by nature and we want to know the meaning of our universe, despite never actually getting resolution. For example, take the burning of the witches at the stake. Knowledge is power.

( Log Out /  I studied Frankenstein by Mary Shelley in english class at school....and this doesn't answer the question but there was this quote from john Keats that went something like "if we constantly search for answers we will never be truly happy"....basically for anyone who doesn't know) the romantics believed in the beauty of nature and basically just being around it and stuff and they believed that trying to understand nature wouldn't make you happy, if you wanted to be happy you should just "revel in it;s presence". Now is ignorant not knowing, or knowing that you dont know? In the desperate search for answers the smart man or woman keeps digging deeper into what some might call the “ugly truth.” And it is often described in that way because we all at some point in our lives were naïve, at this stage the smart person was like the idiot ignorant to the world around him. Ignorance leads to anger, because we're angery we're in the dark. That's a simple question to answer: Because humans are naturally curious. So as we now can see the two meanings of “ignorance is bliss” intertwine at this point.

Read about Odysseus in the land of the lotus eaters. WooHoo!! Only ever things for yourself to make you happy? So the amount of issues that can be openly researched by an individual has increased. They say ignorance is bliss, but we can accomplish nothing without knowledge.