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No. 40 – Ignorance is Bliss (Redhead Epistemology)

by | Jan 16, 2021 | Letters

“Ignorance is bliss.”

We say it about innocent kids, naïve teenagers and workplace noobs. The implication is that they don’t understand the matter at hand. If they did, they’d have a more somber, reasoned approach. Sometimes the comment is packaged with hubris, fear, melancholy, or even delight (for a small child, typically), but for the most part it’s a dismissal. 

Well, I bathed in ignorance this week. To be frank, it was everything short of bliss. But it got me thinking. What do I not know right now? What can I know in the future? What shall I never know?

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