Follow Your Bliss: Try Ignorance.

Marilyn Regan
4 min readMar 15, 2019

Lose that bad attitude.

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Ignorance: lack of knowledge or information to your (alleged)advantage.


Wikipedia describes ignorance as lack of knowledge, an adjective that describes a person in a state of being unaware; individuals who deliberately ignore or disregard important information or facts; or individuals who are unaware of important facts.

I don’t find these definitions at all negative.

To be ignorant is to ignore it all and to ignore it all is to experience utter bliss.

Ignore the distractions.

Ignore the rules.

Ignore the attitudes.

My new goal is to strive to be more ignorant.

And the important aspect in the definition?

Importance is subjective, so unless it’s life or death or safety, then it’s questionable.

But I’ll take the rest.

And ignorance would definitely cure my road rage.

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Ignorant behavior has several advantages far and above the need for important information. For instance, ignorance can cure me of any sense of lack of propriety, i.e., following the “princess and the pea rules.”

Someone could walk in the door and blow by me while I walk out and I wouldn’t give so much as a huff.

Take that Miss Manners.

I could step over dog poop without a second glance. Leave trash on the ground.

I could be ignorant of the fact that people are being rude and insulting and just smile at them. Then go on my merry way and have no reaction, instead of having an intense, and irrational, desire to punish them. It takes way too much energy.

That’s one way of looking at ignorance.

There are other distractions that have the potential to create that state of bliss if you ignore them. It’s one of, if not the most popular distractions of the day.

Marilyn Regan

Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.