I believe Ignorance is Bliss

Miriam - Pearland, Texas
Entered on March 30, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
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Reminiscing on the enjoyment of my childhood I recognized that the clean joy I owned was only attained by the ignorance I had towards all the worldly corruptions surrounding me. Because of my innocence towards the distorted views of the more mature portions of society, I was capable enough to take pleasure in life on a wider scale, unlike them with no worries of bills, rumors, self-esteem, or social class. I was blessed to simply sit back and embrace life the way it was meant to be embraced by any other person, who’s too active with the common stresses to realize that life isn’t meant to be an additional hassle, but alternatively a delight.

I remember strolling down the sunny friendly avenue towards my preferred place at the time: daycare. Everyday was another passionate bundle of gratuitous satisfaction, for all I ever had to contemplate on was my painless daily assignment, and my regular amusing episode of dragon tales. Those days were bliss. Currently, as I recollect all these spectacular memories, I realize the central cause of my prior contentment and elation; it was ignorance. Because of the ignorance I possessed towards the massive doubts bombarding every other person around me, I was gifted with the most priceless gift.

In studying this, I must flex confidently to every person I can the significance of my belief. I believe that ignorance is bliss. I believe if everyone had knowledge of everything, that their thoughts would enthrall them in the dungeons of stress and misery. I believe that the more any being’s life develops, the more their stresses pile up, which in return unfortunately translates to overlapping sorrow. I know now the impact knowledge (although certainly handy in some situations) holds on human health. If I would have known then everything I enclose knowledge of now, certainly life would have been not solely gloomier, but moreover I wouldn’t have held the same optimism on existence that I did.

I believe that ignorance is bliss, and that with knowledge of corruptions, distortions, and worldly negativities people are only obliged to deteriorate into a large puddle of emptiness. In this belief I only argue the negative knowledge attacking society today in magazines, the internet, and even their peer pressures, not literal book education which is always encouraged. I believe that ignorance is bliss. And my belief is proven with the jumping smiles witnessed everyday walking in and off of buses, versus the frowns and angry faces seen pacing in and out of employment buildings in downtown.