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Truth. They say Ignorance is bliss. Which means, the lesser you know, the more happy you are. For example, if the world were to end in a week and you knew about it, you would spend your time panicking as opposed to not knowing the truth and living your life without worrying about the end.
So would you rather live in joyful ignorance without a worry? Or know all the cold hard truths?
I'd rather live without worry. Unless my knowledge could prevent some bad thing from happening, I wouldn't gain anything from knowing it, other than an unending agony.
It depends on the situation. In the one you presented I'd be fine with knowing because I'd spend my time with my loved ones only.
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At 11/26/12 08:59 PM, darklink4567 wrote: Truth. They say Ignorance is bliss. Which means, the lesser you know, the more happy you are
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At 11/26/12 08:59 PM, darklink4567 wrote: Truth. They say Ignorance is bliss. Which means, the lesser you know, the more happy you are.
If that were true there would be a lot more happy people in the world.
At 11/26/12 11:29 PM, Angiki wrote: The truth? You want the truth?!
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I can deal with not being able to change the inevitable. But yes I'd much rather know the truth. If the world is deterministic, then when I die, when the world ends, whatever. Otherwise, just the truth, thanks, just for the sake of knowing it.
There isn't an end-all be-all stance with that; it really depends.
For example, I'd rather know the truth about life outside of earth than blissfully not think about it because we don't know enough about it. But I'd rather be blissfully unaware if my brain edited out a traumatic memory where I was sexually abused as a child.
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At 11/26/12 11:40 PM, Phobotech wrote: There isn't an end-all be-all stance with that; it really depends.
Nah, I'd rather know all of it. May as well throw in some details about how much hemorrhaging and blood loss happened due to the sexual child abuse. All of the truth.
Mmm yes that is some nice truths thank you for providing them for me.
This also happened in the Matrix, right? I can either take the blue or the red pill. If i had to choose, I would live knowing the whole truth, and with this knowledge, even if I couldn't change the course of things happening, then I would just continue living and try to live life to the fullest. Plus, everyone loves to live in the Matrix right? That would be the hypest shit.
It depends on whether the event is changeable or not. If it's something like the end of the world where I'm going to die in a week no matter what I do, then I would be happy not knowing until I'm disintegrated in a nuclear holocaust. But there are a lot of things in life that are changeable, and having knowledge of them as well as the history of events like them and the facts about how these things happen can help us avoid those unpleasant events or at least diminish them. For example, if you have a genetic disease, you're going to be happier for a while if you don't have to worry about it. But if it's treatable, not knowing about it can lead to you dying whereas having knowledge of it can lead you seek the right treatment that can save your life.
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I think I'm going to have to go with knowing the truth here.
If I didn't take the ability to know everything there is, was, and ever will be I'd be doing the entire human race a great misdeed. Think of all the good that can be done with that kind of knowledge, I'd gladly sacrifice my happiness if it meant I could make the world a better place.
At 11/26/12 08:59 PM, darklink4567 wrote: Or know all the cold hard truths?
Cold hard truth.
I'm feeling pretty philosophical right now so I'm not gonna bother basing my opinion on any logic or even continuity. I believe that the truth is the only thing man truly has to gain and that wilfully accepting to lose that truth is the most tragic event that could ever occur. The truth will set you free and if you ever manage to learn what it is you will be enlightened.
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The character Mile Edgeworth from the Ace attorney series once a said something along the lines of "no matter how tragic the truth is, it's a bigger tragedy to not uncover/seek it.
This being said, I'd rather know the truth.
At 11/27/12 03:03 AM, Heretic-Anchorite wrote: The character Mile Edgeworth from the Ace attorney series once a said something along the lines of "no matter how tragic the truth is, it's a bigger tragedy to not uncover/seek it.
This being said, I'd rather know the truth.
I think he's even quoting someone there, but regardless ace attorney reference, nice.
A lot of people I know like being comfortable over knowing truth, it's sad. I try not to let how I feel keep me from success, not that it doesn't matter, but it is insignificant at times.
Truth. It's just how I am, I can accept knowing that the world isn't quite as nice as when you thought it was as a kid, but It's better to know so that you can spread the information to others. And it's hard to live in ignorance and just deny everything because in my opinion, nothing is worse than living a lie. Because lies get uncovered in a matter of time and the longer you live in ignorance, the worse it'll feel when you find out the truth. The longer time you've known the harsh truths of life the longer you've had to come to accept it but if you've believed lies too long it'll cause you suffering to know it was all a lie. And it'll become harder to deny the truth, causing even more suffering.
Ignorant people are always happier because if they knew how fucked up everything actually was they'd be a depressed and miserable piece of shit like I am.
At 11/26/12 11:36 PM, yurgenburgen wrote:At 11/26/12 08:59 PM, darklink4567 wrote: Truth. They say Ignorance is bliss. Which means, the lesser you know, the more happy you are.If that were true there would be a lot more happy people in the world.
But then we wouldn't be able to advance further into technology as we are now.
Ignorance for me. It's more fun that way, plus, you ever seen the movies where if people know how they will die that fact causes them to die?
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The idiom 'ignorance is bliss' is one of the few I can completely agree with. Personally though, I just take the truth as it comes and sate my curiosity as is necessary. If I learn something new that I'd rather not have, then so be it. What I won't do however is run away from my problems by drinking away my memories or numbing my existence with drugs.
Probably why I still don't get into any of that stuff.
At 11/27/12 11:04 AM, Sequenced wrote:At 11/26/12 11:36 PM, yurgenburgen wrote:But then we wouldn't be able to advance further into technology as we are now.At 11/26/12 08:59 PM, darklink4567 wrote: Truth. They say Ignorance is bliss. Which means, the lesser you know, the more happy you are.If that were true there would be a lot more happy people in the world.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." -Henry David Thoreau
Basically, I would never want to live in ignorance and then find on my deathbed the happiness I thought I got from ignorance wasn't true happiness. We must risk loosing to truly win, we risk being wrong to find out what is really right.
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I'd rather live knowing the truth, and I do.
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