You Are My Bliss

Pretty Flowers

(Photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik)

Yesterday, I wrote about trying to remain positive in the face of things I had no control over. The responses I got were absolutely phenomenal. If you are feeling a bit disheartened—go read the comments from my post yesterday. With few exceptions they are positive and life-affirming and show what a wonderful community we have here in blog world (and beyond).

Here is just one~

photosfromtheloonybin said: We all have up days and down days, but you know me well enough by now to know that I believe in being as positive as possible because life is just too damn short!! Here’s a quote that I found tonight that I think you might enjoy:

“Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” ~ Seth Godin

Cindy is the voice behind photosfromtheloonybin, and is wise beyond her years. Yes, Cindy I do enjoy the quote—it takes optimism to a higher level, one that I think cannot almost not be countered.

You are all my Bliss – thank you.

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The Many Faces of “Ignorance is Bliss”

Ignorance Is Bliss (album)

Ignorance Is Bliss (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have all heard the maxim that “Ignorance is bliss”. Whether you believe this philosophical mind twister or not is a personal choice, but I present you with eight different “takes” or opinions on this very subject from brainyquote.com.

1. A pragmatic view and my personal favourite comes from the wisdom of Thomas Gray, who said: “Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.”

2. A comedic view expressed by Kim Hubbard: “Where ignorance is bliss, it’s foolish to borrow your neighbour’s newspaper.”

3. I agree with Adam Pascal. He said “Ignorance is bliss. I wish I still had some.”

4. Poetically, Jackie DeShannon probably sang: “Ignorance is a kind of bliss.”

5. Victoria Principal was being honest when she said: “Ignorance is not bliss, but in my case, (it) was.”

6. Tongue firmly planted in cheek I suspect, Carter Burwell said, “If not bliss, ignorance can at least be fun.”

7. Julianna Margulies felt that it needed no dressing up, she said simply: “I’m a believer in ‘Ignorance is bliss’.”

8. And my least favourite, but possibly the most true are these words from Philip Wylie: “Ignorance is not bliss – it is oblivion.”

What is your favourite take on the question of ignorance and bliss?