… that ignorance is bliss. And I agree. If one blighty walks through the world unaware of the corruption and deceit that goes on around them, then they are blissfully ignorant of all things bad and can live their lives in relative happiness until the day they die.
In this day and age, I don’t know if that’s possible. And of course, if someone is living their life in blissful ignorance, people will point at them and say, “You are part of the problem.” Because of course then are. That’s because in this day and age, if one is not actively protesting in the streets, or angrily ranting online (like that solves anything) then they are considered part of the problem. And I say to that, “Fuck that noise.” I would love to be able to live in blissful ignorance. Let people be happy not knowing the world is falling apart around them. Let them think that everything is right with their world. Stop trying to make everyone miserable. And I’m gonna come right out and say this — not everyone who thinks like this voted for Lord Dampnut and his constituents. His side of the party does not have a monopoly on mindlessly blind people. There are tons of fluffy white lighters on the left too. Alas and alack, I am not one of those blissfully ignorant people, though sometimes I wish I was. Even though I do not watch and/or read the news in any way, shape, or form I still hear about what’s going on in the world through friends, family, and teh interwebs whether I want to or not.
There’s a small part of me that wants to pull the plug and become a hermit in the mountains or live in a trailer in the middle of the desert, then come hell or high water, I wouldn’t care what’s going on around me. The world could end or go merrily on, and take me along with it either way; and I wouldn’t know or care one way or another because ignorance is bliss. I would just be living my life and not bothering anyone else. I try and do that now as much as possible. You wouldn’t believe how much I don’t really care about much of what everyone gets into a tizzy about these days. I honestly shake my head and go, “What’s the big deal? Seriously. Why? Why are y’all so worked up over this?” and I again give serious thought to moving to a remote space and letting everyone just… I dunno do their thing and not worry about it. But as it is, I live my life and leave everyone else the fuck alone and hope they leave me alone too. But in the end, I know too much about the things that do matter to not get involved in the world outside my little green acre. I may not march on the streets and shout from the street corners holding signs, but I do what I do — which is none of anyone’s business but mine. I don’t have to prove my civic duty to anyone. And anyone who demands that I do can fuck right off. /mini rant
Sorry, that’s a sore spot. It’s kind of like my illnesses and disorders, or the ringing in my ears. No one sees what ails me, or hears the ringing in my ears, so it’s difficult for them to understand what’s wrong. No one sees what I do — because I don’t march on the streets — so they don’t believe I do anything. It must be sad to live in a world where if one can’t see nor hear something, it doesn’t exist. That kind of willful ignorance certainly couldn’t be blissful though, I’d imagine it to be rather terrifying and frustrating. I know I can’t even fathom living in a world like that. But hey, since I don’t live in that world, I can’t say how it feels. I do feel for people who can’t conceive of or believe in what they don’t see nor hear, they are missing out on so much. I guess, having said that, that I should also feel sorry for those who live their lives in blissful ignorance as well, because by turning a blind eye to all that is bad with the world, they are also denying much that comes with it that “badness”. Again, having said that, I’m not going to be the one to take their happiness away — either of them. Because that’s not my lot in life. Seriously. If someone wants to walk around in ignorance, blissful or otherwise, well, I can point out that they are wrong (IMHO), but after that, it’s up to them to learn or continue on. I honestly don’t think that everyone in the world has an obligation to “fix” it. Mostly because just about everyone has a different opinion on how the world needs to be fixed. So yeah, me? I’m just gonna leave well enough alone and do my part — privately and how I see fit — and the rest of the world and move blissfully along.