Ignorance is Bliss

10675518_830579736962738_2959532363603914386_n.jpgWe were walking down the road, me and my dear friend, heading for our morning coffee. A car passed us by and honked insistently:

What a jerk! Don´t mind him. I´m so tired of these sickos. – She said, disgusted by the harassment.

-Oh, why? That gentleman was just being nice – he was saying hi to us.

-Right, Joana; right. – She smiled at me, condescendently, unsure if I was talking seriously or joking. With me, you never know which one is the case.

-I mean it. His honking was a way of wishing us a good day. Well, at least that´s the illusion I choose to embrace. I wave back at him, smile, make myself stupid and embrace his positive vibes. They, too, will add joy to my day.

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At some point in our lives, we realize not knowing can be a blessing.

Knowledge has always been praised, cherished and desired. Ignorance has been shamed, at best – it´s the ugly, neglected, despised sister.

The more I know, the more I appreciate not knowing. It can be a super power, believe me. It can save us from cynicism, hoplessness, even death. Physical, as much as spiritual, death.

There are things I don´t understand and I hope I never will. The day I wrap my head around them it´s the day I crash the mirror where I see myself, every morning. In those things I am – thankfully – ignorant, analphabet. Envy, backstabbing, lack of loyalty towards the ones we presumably love, the incoherence of thinking one thing and saying another or feeling one thing and doing its opposite.

I ´m ignorant where mediocrity is concerned. I couldn´t fathom the concept of harming others in order to benefit myself if my life depended on it. Because of it, I´ve been called stupid, naif, a lunatic without the necessary skills to survive in the real world.

My mum agrees – she says I´m out of this world, always on the moon, somewhere  – in a far away land – where nothing and no one can touch me unless I choose so. She´s right.

What people call “real life” is unbearable to me – the hipocrisy, the finances, the status, the sheeps, the mental clutter, the lies and the business arrangements where human arrangements should be held. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Take me out of that movie.

I experience the world through the filter of my own world, a world where ignorance, as much as knowledge, is not only praised but sacred.

Don´t let me know, or understand, ugliness. I don´t want to. I wish to remain clueless in everything that doesn´t add beauty to my life. 14237722_643824419132739_4031971325474269907_n.jpg

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