So, typically I would say that ignorance is never bliss. I tend to like to be “in the know”. I enjoy finding out things and prefer to come into situations from a position of knowledge. So, ignorance is clearly something to be avoided. But, as my faithful three readers know, I’m a bit of a Discovery Channel junkie… I love all things Discovery. There isn’t a channel of theirs I don’t watch, although my particular favorite is ID. And the channels near them on our satellite get a boost because of their locale on the list. After all, they say real estate is all about location, location, location.
Now Discovery Channel just launched a new slogan campaign. I love the clever things that these cable channels come up with. Many years ago, A&E in the US had a slogan of Time Well Spent. I loved that. So, when I saw the new Discover Channel slogan, I fell instantly in love. It talks about the fact that there are many things man doesn’t know. “We don’t know why were are here, or why we can only travel one way through time”, etc. See the spot below.
The end line is the one that I love most… but “if we had all the answers, there’d be nothing left to discover: Ignorance is bliss.” I have honestly never thought of it that way. I’m a curious sort of person. I like to understand why things work they way they do and how they work. I love shows like How Things Are Made. I think knowledge is wonderful. And it is. But, they’re so right, if there were nothing new to learn how boring would life be?
I think I’m going to embrace the things I don’t know and learn new and exciting things every single day. Intentionally learn new things, that is. Ignorance is bliss, indeed.