‘Tis folly to be wise.

In one of my posts, my Tito Pops commented, “Hi Pol.. let’s see what you can do about this topic: ‘Ignorance is Bliss’…. ??”

Today, I watched a movie that I think somehow depicts this metaphor. 

If these two young people were not blindfolded with ignorance, they would be in so much trouble.

When Emma gave birth to Paddy, Richard asked, “Where did you get the baby?”

“I don’t know,” Emma answered.

They simply weren’t aware of all these feelings they had. Of their raging hormones. Of pleasure. Even of sorrow and pain. They had all kinds of emotions but they were never aware of them. They laughed. They smiled. They felt giddy. But they didn’t know all the why’s, if’s, and but’s in life.

Richard: There’s so many things I don’t understand, like why do the fish stop swimming and lie on top of the tide pools after a heavy rain? Why do you hear the waves inside the big shells? Why are all these funny hairs growing on me? I wish a big book with all the answers to every question in the world would drop out of the sky and land in my hands right now. I’d read it till I knew everything.

Emmeline: Oh, Richard, you can’t know everything. Only God knows everything.

Richard: God — He can’t find us any better than Santa Claus.

Richard and Emma didn’t have to worry about anything except the Boogey ManIgnorance can be blissful. Like, “some things are better left unsaid” or “what you don’t know can’t hurt you.” All the bliss stops only when you get this memo – Face it. Reality is harsh.

Where ignorance is bliss, ‘Tis folly to be wise.  

– Thomas Gray

Now, this is another thought to ponder.


9 thoughts on “‘Tis folly to be wise.

  1. Tama si PM there are some advantages, pero sa law, there’s this line that says: “Ignorance of the law excuses no one from compliance therewith.”

    So we can’t use as an alibi or excuse that we are ignorant when it comes to legal matters.

    1. Hey, Dorm Boy! Thanks for dropping by. Yep! But of course naman, it’s the law. I also agree to that. But, these two young people I was talking about.. they don’t even have the slightest idea of what a law is. If you have seen the movie, the only law they had was not to cross to the other side of the island.;p

  2. Nice presentation Pol.. that fairly presents the topic in a new way. I was thinking that there are those who live in remote areas who are unaware of the things that we who live in a modern world, normally think as ‘essential to our Happiness’.. like computers, tv, movies, fast food, nice clothes, etc..so many reasons why if we don’t have these we are ..’unhappy’. For them, all these things are meaningless, and in a way their ignorance makes it very easy for them to achieve Happiness.

    1. Living a simple life! Yes! 🙂 They don’t worry about getting a new phone or laptop. They don’t worry about watching new movies or catching up with some TV series. They’re simply happy because they think that they have all that they need. Ignorance = contentment. 🙂

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