Ignorance is bliss


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Ignorance is bliss.

Prov. Not knowing is better than knowing and worrying. A: I never knew that the kid who mows our lawn has been in trouble with the police. B: Ignorance is bliss!
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Ignorance is bliss.

something that you say which means if you do not know about a problem or an unpleasant fact, you do not worry about it I wish the newspapers would stop telling us about the dangers of eating meat. It seems to me ignorance is bliss.
See also: bliss, ignorance

ignorance is bliss

What you don't know won't hurt you. For example, She decided not to read the critics' reviews-ignorance is bliss. Although its truth may be dubious at best, this idea has been expressed since ancient times. The actual wording, however, comes from Thomas Gray's poem, "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College" (1742): "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."
See also: bliss, ignorance
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