I have heard the phrase “ignorance is bliss” multiple times and I did not really understand it at first. Now that I think I have some understanding, let me do a bit of a brain dump!
When some people feel helpless, they turn into a sort of despair saying words like, “life is unfair” or “businessmen are cheats”. Or they will say words that sound grand, like “I speak the truth, so people hate me”. Or “So and so is a fake, that is why people are around him”. This kind of negative outlook is not only harmful but in itself unfair to oneself and the rest of the world.
My last post spoke about considering an expensive laptop as an investment. But what if you cannot afford one? Easy answer: use the one you have.
During my school years, a student who used to be eager in studies and technical topics (for example) was sometimes the subject of ridicule. It was a world where extraversion was given more credit than being introverted. Nowadays, I don’t see that happen – and I’m happy to see this trend.
Growing up, I used to consider myself a realist. By being realistic, I thought I was weighing the costs and benefits carefully before making a decision. It all seemed well and fine.
I’ve been reflecting a bit on how much of a disaster the Coronavirus has been to every single one of us. We are all affected but at different levels. Some have faced the ultimate loss, their life. Others have lost their jobs and livelihoods – the list goes on. It’s gotten to a point where I hardly check the news or the numbers on COVID-19 since it makes me sad.
If you are someone who writes on a blog or makes videos for YouTube, here’s a suggestion. If possible, get to the content of your topic quickly.
If you are a creative (aka human because I believe all of us are creative) in this internet age, chances are you’ve been afraid to put your work out there. And understandably so. We all have that fear of how our work will be received. Perhaps you have had someone criticizing yourself or your creative output unreasonably before. Maybe you have felt you are not good enough because someone made you think so.
As a young kid, I cared a lot about being right. I do not know if it was due to my interest in subjects that had one right answer, like Mathematics or Computer Science. Perhaps it was due to something else. Whatever the reason, I cared about getting things right. I also cared about making sure the other person had the “correct” opinion/understanding/fact.