Hello again, blake4d!
Truly, I think only the medically mentally challenged could ever be satisfied with blissful ignorance. But then again, this is what The Matrix series of movies were all about, weren't they? Will it be the green pill or red pill? Some preferred the illusion.
But I think if you consider world politics from the American point of view (9/11 for example), one can say that, for the most part, as a country (last superpower, richest county in the world, and all that), we have been living in a state of happy (smug) ignorance. This has not served us well!
Take it easy.