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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

IGNORANCE CAN BE BLISS


I’ve come to realize that as of late that IGNORANCE CAN BE BLISS. Though it can be a great benefit to know the tiniest details of events, both bitter and sweet, there are also times when knowing less about the future, our situations, and the world can be beneficial. I think I’ve become numb from all the pain that exists in this world and I’ve taken a step away from knowledge that will have a negative impact on me. When I buy the local papers or surf the internet I see the headlines but stay clear of them because I am tired of exposing myself to the realities of this world. CRAZY HUH? I’ve been writing about how we need acknowledge the world and it’s problems yet there are times that I choose to BLISSFULLY IGNORANT…Even when it comes to the personal lives of others, I’ve found that it is BETTER to not know certain things so that I don’t invest myself in their lives. I’ve found that humans are creatures of habit and we LOVE to bathe ourselves in the things that aren’t good for us and who am I to say that you are living your life in the wrong way? This BLISSFUL IGNORANCE is SO sweet that it can propel me forward because I don’t have all the information and I won’t feel compel to put myself in the position of helper (not that I don’t want to help) because others don’t need it OR me…Circumstances forced me to take a job that didn’t pay close to what I am worth and I entered my new situation with a bitter taste AND preconceived notions that has created the scenarios I work with that I call my manager. So I’ve decided that the less I know about her the more she can remain human to me (sounds crazy huh?). However, I’ve elected to experience this situation with NO expectations so that I can prevent myself from having any preset ideas and focus on my long term goals…I’VE COME TO SEE THAT SOMETIMES IN LIFE THAT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH AVOIDING TOO MUCH INFORMATION, PARTICUALRLY WHEN THE KNOWLEDGE ISN’T GOING TO SERVE YOU. I’VE FOUND THAT WHEN INFORMATION IS EMOTIONALLY DRAINING, IMPEDES MY PROGRESS, CAUSES DISTRESS OR ISN’T NECESSARY TO MY EXPERIENCE I WILL LET IS PASS ME BY…& SEE THAT THE BLISS OF IGNORANCE CAN SOMETIMES BE A GIFT…

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