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 Man. Ignorance 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.
– Thomas Gray
Now, this is another thought to ponder.