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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Is ignorance bliss?

    I am becoming more and more convinced that it is indeed, despite the fact that I can't imagine living without the knowledge and understanding I have accumulated so far. Is it possible that in some cases it's better to be completely unaware? Conversely, shall the truth invariably "set one free"?

    Thoughts and observations would be much appreciated.
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    Unknown Personality


    Interesting post you have here. In my opinion, ignorance can be blissful for INTPs specifically because we're mystified about how and why the world is the way it is. This may explain why we were so energized and happy as children as we were more ignorant back then. Conversely, ignorance can lead to stress for us. If we fail to understand how to interact with other people given our limited interpersonal skills, then it can be a struggle for us. There are more examples but ignorance has its wonders and its drawbacks.
    For INTPs, it's healthy to have a medium level of ignorance relating to nature as should not create personal conflict with people and will continue to engage and excite our minds as long as our lives last. Thank you for posting this thread.

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    The thought of being more ignorant than I already am terrifies me.
    Besides, knowledge is power. The less ignorant you are the better.

    If ignorance truly is bliss, I don't want to have anything to do with it.
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I understand this in the selfish sense of "not wanting" to know something in particular.
    But ignorance is a pricking needle...

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    No. Indifference is bliss.

    And unlike ignorance, you can work towards perfecting indifference.
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    Unknown Personality

    ...if ignorance is bliss, it's no wonder I need Prozac.

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    INTP - The Thinkers


    All humans are ignorant through innumerable degrees.

    Ask yourself: Are you subjectively blissful in the moment? How do you know and why?
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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPoke68 View Post
    No. Indifference is bliss.

    And unlike ignorance, you can work towards perfecting indifference.
    This man speaks the truth.

    I wholefully endorse his notion.
    To the extent that I no longer care.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Ignorance is bliss as long as you aren't aware of your ignorance. How can I be upset about not knowing something if I didn't even realize I didn't know it? It makes the world much smaller than it really is and makes it so that it's easier to understand, or at least think you understand, everything. I'm not saying that it's good in general, but yeah I could be happy in ignorance.
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I don't know some things. And I'm not even close to being happy.


     
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