We often think that not knowing something is more comfortable than knowing, but in some circumstances, ignorance is bliss can paint an altogether different picture, if that something changes our life, or that of someone else.
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 choose not to know about something, we don’t have to deal with that thing and that’s the attitude we 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 come in from the most unlikely of places. If it’s something we’re supposed to know about we will still get to that place.
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.