Is Ignorance really bliss?

  1. Melissa-Chavez profile image61
    Melissa-Chavezposted 6 years ago

    Is Ignorance really bliss?

  2. smcopywrite profile image28
    smcopywriteposted 6 years ago

    yes it is. the person that usually reveals this dark burning secret is doing so for their own satisfaction. if the information shared is not beneficial for the person receiving it, dont share it. if it wont make a difference one way or another concerning their life, dont share it. if they will live the same life without it, dont share it.
    not all information shared is okay. there are tons of examples where you share and it benefits no one. it hurts everyone and they would have lived a better life without it and didnt really need to know because in the end it didnt make a difference. the old saying that the truth will set you free is only for the one telling the story. i know this sounds really bad, but most of the time its simply misery loves company and people want other people to be unhappy because they are.
    dont use the old stand by of "i would want to know". would you really? think about it. if you have something to share that really should be shared, by all means do share. Though, you should really think about sharing when it only benefits the one that wants to gossip.
    i do believe there are times when ignorance isnt bliss. I believe i may have seen the other side of things way too often. 0smile

  3. Mercia Collins profile image70
    Mercia Collinsposted 6 years ago

    It depends on the situation. If you are ignorant, about the world it can get you into dangerous and life threatening situations. Ignorance of the law is no defence in an English court.

    However, the act of sharing information is harmful too, in some situations; telling a secret to the wrong person, or to someone, who has no right to that information, for example, gossip harms the listener, the gossip and the person who is being gossiped about.

    Sometimes, information is power sometimes it is not, and it is necessary to decide each case on its own circumstances. Discretion is often the better part of valour, but sometimes it is better to leave someone in blissful ignorance.