So wishful, for the top
Within the battlefield of “Ignorance is Bliss”
another chain, fist full of green
Nothing gonna change, cause this is bliss
—REKS, “Ignorance is Bliss”
I’m sure most people are familiar with the old saying, “Ignorance is Bliss.” It’s one of those cliches that everyone pays lip service to without ever really thinking about what it means. Like many such cliches (“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst,” “Life is what you make it,” “It’s the thought that counts,” etc.), it is a cliche for a reason. It contains many truths. However, people bandy it about and appreciate its surface meaning without taking the time or effort to really appreciate the core lesson to be learned.
This is one of the interesting things about language and how it interacts with the human central nervous system. As I’ve written before, language has no meaning beyond what we choose to give it.… Read the rest