I’ve never liked the saying, “ignorance is bliss.” I’ve always quested after the truth, so ignorance seems like a paltry way of living, though many people seem to cultivate the state. 460 more words
Tags » Ignorance Is Bliss
An interesting topic. I will collect a few views and examine the results.
2,394 more words
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.—Confucius
Successful negotiation of everyday life would seem to require people to possess insight about deficiencies in their intellectual and social skills.
Watching a loved one suffer and die of a fatal disease is something, I think, that’s too hard to bear. But Rosie was brave enough to witness it all – her mom’s deteriorating health as the Huntington’s disease slowly zapped the life out of her. 385 more words
“Alas, alas! It seems that I have just cast myself unknowing under terrible curses!” (Oedipus Rex, lines 772–73)
Oedipus is upset; understandably so. Our tragic hero has just discovered that he “unknowing” fulfilled a horrifying prophecy—that he would kill his father and sleep with his mother.864 more words