“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?