Ignorance is bliss.
But Knowledge is power.
Which one is it?
Recently I found out so many things about people around me that are very disturbing. So I keep saying I do not want to know. At the same time I keep asking questions. Trying to find out more and more. I figure the more I know the more I can make an educated opinion. Since I was already told part of the story I should hear the rest of the story so I have a clear picture and I can give advice based on the whole picture.
But really, how much should we know?
The more you learn the more responsibility is placed on your shoulders. Even in our religion we are ordered to spread the knowledge. An Arab poet, Ahmed Shawqy, said a teacher is almost like a messenger.
So at what point do we say enough, dont tell me anymore. Or is it better for the world to try to know everything? Socrates asked a lot of questions and got killed for that. Meanwhile, at the corner of my street the begger's ignorance is what led him to the life he is leading.
When my friend told me just highlights about her marital problems i gave her advice. When I found out details of her problem I realized my advice was horrible.
The more you know the more you can help your society.
The less you know the more you can live a happy life.