Is Ignorance A Bliss?

Dr. Purushothaman
April 30, 2023

Whether ignorance is bliss or not has been a debatable topic. However, remaining ignorant will depend on what kind of a person you are. If you are an intelligent person then being ignorant will not work for you. Without a doubt, the more knowledge a human has, the more he is better equipped. But some people do not want to gain that extra knowledge which would not be useful to them and hence they prefer to remain ignorant. Therefore, it is your personality that determines what you choose.

Those who say that ignorance is not bliss argue that ignorance is the opposite of knowledge. They find this kind of bliss to be shallow and weak. People believe that being ignorant will hinder them from making good decisions in life. Some people have the perception that it is not bliss because it denies and takes you away from the truth. To sum the argument of those who do not favour ignorance is bliss is that the progress of the human race is possible only when people are not ignorant and open to knowing or learning new things.

Since ignorance is bliss or not is a subjective matter, many find it to be a bliss. Being ignorant means more happiness because you are then not exposed to difficult issues. This outlook reduces the stress level of people in life. They believe in hear no evil, see no evil. People feel that when there is so much negative news going around the world, remaining ignorant can save them from unnecessary negativity in life or problems of depression. People who think ignorance is bliss feel that gaining unwanted knowledge is of no use and prefer only to know or learn those things that affect their lives directly.

From the above, we can see the different people have different approaches in recognizing ignorance as bliss or not. Since every human is different in itself, their views differ too. If at any point in life, you are going through depression or any other health disorder you may get in touch with Living In Wellbeing’s expert counsellors and involve yourself in motivational and inspirational talk with us.

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