Fancy meeting you here, Simon. 🙂
Wonderful website and blog!
Yesterday I was just ruminating on whether or not ignorance really is bliss. I believe sometimes it’s necessary, depending on your current life path. Before I stopped abusing my body with chemicals, embarking on a knowledge quest would have been at best futile and possibly even harmful for me. It seems to me that people seek when they are ready.
My grandmother told me once that extremism is a young person’s affliction. As you get older and witness more of the human experience you come to understand seeing things in black and white is pure hubris. Of course, some people never move beyond rigid thinking, but in large part I think she’s right. Ideals and personal truths are important, but not at the peril of empathy and open-mindedness.
Anyhow, I love reading your thoughts…keep ’em coming!