One of the principles of life which I strive everyday to adhere to is the principle of balance. Being able to create a balance in everything is a skill that cannot be overemphasized. The neutrality that comes in a ‘little knowing’ in the things that are naturally built to affect my sanity is bliss! As cliché as it may sound, it is thoroughly necessary to rather deal in parallels than linear. Parallels provide you options that aid your existence. It’s a choice we make not to accept complexities although there are absolutely no manuals to how things are supposed to be but it’s a general knowledge that every straight mode of operation gives way to compromise at the long run.
The above brings me to the notion “knowledge is power.” While I’m totally in sync with this important saying, I am also of the opinion that “Ignorance is Bliss.” To be honest, I would rather be in a place of absolutely cheerfulness that be in power and be sad. Sadness is no virtue to be proud of. No medals have been said to come with being depressed because of what you discovered in the course of the sheer interest and efforts you put in finding ALL What is going on around and Why and How and to Whom. . Most of the world’s problems today revolves around “too much” knowledge; creating anxiety and putting people on toes while trying out several ways to keep going despite all that has been made open. This is not to say that it is totally inconsequential to ignore information of purpose. No. Of a surety, there are things necessary to know because they’ll give you foresights and open your eyes to the wonders you never thought was and failure to know them keeps you at a place of dangerous ignorance — a carelessness capable of destroying your future and all you may have journeyed for.
This justifies the quote by Blaise Pascal —
“As we cannot be universal by knowing everything there is to know about everything, we must know a little about everything, because it is much better to know something about everything than everything about something.” —Blaise Pascal, Pensées
The above form of universality is the most fulfilling — one that has your sensibility put in relevant use. Being aware is totally important for an individual especially as it relates to the success of a painstaking navigation through life. However, absolute peace and contentment comes when you realise that some things are better kept in limbo; somethings are better unheard, unseen and unspoken about, better not brought into the light of day because all that knowledge will do is to ruin and ruin some more.