We often think that not knowing something is more comfortable than knowing, but the reality is that in circumstances like that ignorance is bliss can paint an altogether different picture, particularly if that something changes our life or that of someone else.
Unfortunately, choosing to ignore something can have far and wide reaching consequences, particularly if what we’re choosing to ignore involves health issues that we’re not addressing. When we don’t choose to know about something, we don’t have to deal with it and that’s the attitude we often take. Out of sight, out of mind, so to speak.
But being ignorant to something doesn’t help us learn, grow or mature and also doesn’t mean we won’t worry. Worry comes whether we choose to ignore something or not and will often come in from the most unlikely of places. We will still get to that place anyway.
I believe the ignorance is bliss route leads us on to a road to nowhere, with only ourselves for company. Shutting ourselves off to reality doesn’t help.