Ignorance is bliss

November 29, 2016, 12:36 am

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The debate "Ignorance is bliss" was started by neveralone on November 29, 2016, 12:36 am. 14 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 6 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

Blue_ray posted 3 arguments, harshita posted 2 arguments, neveralone posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
TheExistentialist posted 3 arguments to the disagreers part.

neveralone, Blue_ray, harshita, Yanksxx21, sabrina, QueenSleepy, adriana, Rajat, Ematio and 5 visitors agree.
arpita00, TheExistentialist, NationalistGuy, KiwiSheepTrainer and 2 visitors disagree.

TheExistentialist
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I don't think children have the capacity to grasp mortality, so I don't know if I'd call that ignorance.

But even we say that ignorance about death is good, the generality of the statement "ignorance is bliss" isn't encompassed by such an outlier and thus, I'd argue, that as a general rule, the statement is false.

2 years, 8 months ago
neveralone
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haha. tell that to people who burn their finger tips.

look at children. they have no clue of their eventual death. would u not say that overall these things we keep from children makes their life better?

2 years, 8 months ago
TheExistentialist
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ignorance of people not washing their hands means you might use the bar peanuts....I'd rather know people are filthy so I can act accordingly.

Knowledge of one's death isn't available and no one is able to operate with that knowledge to take advantage of you; however, no one is really ignorant about their death, only the circumstances surrounding it. We all know we are going to die some day. So there really is no "ignorance" about one's death.

2 years, 8 months ago
neveralone
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ignorance of when u die let's u live. ignorance on how many people don't wash there hands let's u live without worry. ignorance can be bliss

2 years, 8 months ago

This is one of those "sayings" that sound good until you think about it. Ignorance leaves you vulnerable to exploitation. If you don't know anything about finances, you can be subjected to predatory lending practices. If you're unaware of how markets work you can be lied to by politicians telling you they can "fix" certain economic issues (like manufacturing jobs returning to the US, or oil prices being controlled by the president). If you're unaware of corporate structuring, you can be subjected to pyramid schemes. If you don't understand science you can be sold quack medicine....

In a sense, ignorance robs you of agency, it places you at the mercy of those not ignorant.

2 years, 8 months ago
harshita
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ok

2 years, 8 months ago

people are happier when they don't worry about things. that's the core of the expression.

2 years, 8 months ago
Blue_ray
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its not in Scotland though.

2 years, 8 months ago
Blue_ray
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why would you care? By the way i live in Scotland of the East( find it out. where it is)

2 years, 8 months ago
harshita
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where do u live

2 years, 8 months ago

this's a proverb. Well it means that something which means that things that we dont know, cannot affect or harm us.

2 years, 8 months ago
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