Ignorance Is Bliss 

Published by Freeman Phiri on

More than 20 days into 2018, so far all going well. Too early to say I have achieved, I will achieve or I am yet to fail some or all of the resolutions I made for this year. When I made the resolutions, I forgot to add one of the most important new year resolution – to stop being ignorant. All this while I have been ignorant until I heard one of the elders I work with saying “ignorant is bliss”. It was then that I realised I might be treading in dangerous waters by being ignorant.
Ignorant may be bliss not to know when a tornado is coming because you have no need to worry or take action, but while your head is in the sand your bum is in the air, the tornado is still coming. If you looked up and faced it, disaster could have been avoided, but ignorance and denial always ensure that you get the full force and the most extreme consequences because it strike when least expected and you least prepared. We get stuck by disasters we could have avoided because we are both in denial and ignorant. We try to put ourselves in comfort zones by creating some sort of reality by our thoughts and actions. 
For every action or non-action there is a consequence. When we give our minds and our responsibility away by being ignorant we give our lives away. If enough of us do it we give the world away and that is precisely what we have been doing throughout known human history. This is why the few have always controlled masses. The only difference today is that the few are now manipulating the entire planet because of the globalisation of business, banking and communications. The foundation of that control has always been the same: keep the people in ignorance, fear and at war with themselves. Divide, rule and conquer while keeping the most important knowledge to yourself.
As for me and my house we have  stopped being ignorant so can you 

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