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ignorance is bliss

Meaning: You can say "ignorance is bliss" when you want to say that not knowing about something unpleasant can be better than knowing about it and worrying about it.

For example:

  • What's the point in knowing about all these problems if we can't do anything about them? Sometimes ignorance is bliss, you know.

  • I didn't go to the doctor at first because I was thinking ignorance is bliss. But now I wish I'd gone and had some treatment, of course.

Quick Quiz:

Jenny says ignorance is bliss. She doesn't want to know about
  1. fun new dance clubs
  2. great shoe sales
  3. the dangers of using mobile phones

Discuss: ignorance is bliss

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