Ignorance can be a blessing: Would you rather be smart or not so smart?
There is a saying, "Ignorance is bliss", but I was always taught that knowledge is power. It might seem like it would be easier to be ignorant, but that is only laziness speaking to you. Never turn your back on learning about something.
"Ignorance is bliss": a dumb saying, unless perhaps we read it ironically.
True, sometimes certain knowledge can be painful--the knowledge that we've done wrong, or suffered an irreparable loss, or been betrayed by someone we trusted.
But knowledge in general is the blessing. It's a joy in and of itself--after all, we're all on Hubpages voluntarily, and every Hub you read teaches something, right?--and is much more likely than ignorance to help you make good choices.
Ah difficult question!
I would prefer having knowledge over ignorance for sure. But in some instances, I would have preferred being a little ignorant to be less paranoid ie I watched a show about airline safety and now know a lot more about the risks of taking the plane. I wish I did not watch that show....
Knowledge brings wisdom. Wisdom and knowledge bring respect.
I would rather be smart but of course the smarter you become you will realize just how much you really don't know. It never ends.
I want to be smart. Why stupid? You're likely be laughed at.
Smart, unitelligence might allow you to ignore things of a bad nature as you wouldn't realize but intelligence may give you the ability to prevent them
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