By Geraldine Carrillo |Staff Writer|
If your boyfriend was cheating on you at this very moment would you want to know, or would you rather cover your ears, eyes and mouth to keep peace in mind?
“Ignorance is bliss” a phrase that people use to refrain getting hurt or avoid the simple truth.
As crazy as this sounds, ignorance is one of the most common methods people use to avoid conflict or problems in their life.
“When I hear ‘ignorance is bliss,’ I think of ignorant people that hide from the truth,” said student Ana Jacobo.
Although it is something that can be seen negatively to some people, avoiding the feelings of having your heart broken when being cheated on would justify this ignorance to keep sanity.
“I had a friend who was being cheated on and she knew about it. I honestly didn’t understand how she never got upset. She once told me she would just ignore it to not get hurt,” said student Brandy Hernandez.
Growing up my parents always taught me that knowledge is key, never that ignorance is power.
My mother always told me that if I am not helping to look for the solution, I am part of the problem.
This statement is very true when it comes to cheating.
For example, people that are being cheated on and know about it are in denial simply because of the result that may come in the end.
On the other hand, knowledgeable women or men who recognize that there is a problem, face the truth and deal with the matter accordingly whether the outcome may be tragic or not.
Knowledge can help a person think more critically and logically about a situation, where as avoiding a predicament deprives a person from the truth.
Knowing the fact that your boyfriend or girlfriend is cheating and confronting the situation will only make you smarter in the choices you make later on in life.
People may use ignorance as a way to make them feel in control, but the problem with this is that it can become detrimental when the problem itself is then escalated to a point of no solution.
You may or may not want to accept it at the moment, that is part of the pleasure of avoiding those ugly feelings.
How long until these feelings of ‘bliss’ turn into a setback?
“I knew something was wrong, but I was happy. After five long months of being cheated on I finally stepped up and asked him the question. He didn’t deny it, the only one that was in denial was me. I felt so stupid for wasting my time,” said student Janet Orozco.
Although these are all examples relating to cheating, ignorance can be seen in many other areas as well.
If people were to think ignorance as a blissful thing, we would be in a world not of educators or critical thinkers, but one of oblivion.
“If you ignore your feelings they will get your attention in other ways,” stated author and blogger Kathy Kalina.
Because as nice and sweet ignorance is, the truth will always prevail.