Ignorance is Bliss?
Ignorance is bliss if you’re in bliss while ignorant. If you live a happy and content life while not being aware of the problems around you… then yes ignorance is bliss.
If you are living in ignorance but you are miserable – you dislike your job, your marriage, and how you spend your days – but you are unaware of yourself and the fact that you can change these things… then no ignorance is not bliss.
I can’t think of anyone I’ve met who is the first type. So it may be a fallacy. Which means that it’s probably best to work on finding your bliss through self-awareness.
Part of living your bliss is finding and maintaining your balanced or centered self. The process of finding your balance means keeping the things that make you feel good in your life, and eliminating the things that don’t make you feel good. It’s not ignorance to be aware of something and then to decide that you don’t want to have it be part of your life. That’s decision making and it’s crucial to your bliss.
So you know what, forget that old saying. The new one is “balance is bliss.”