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what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over

Remaining ignorant or uninformed about something means it will not upset, anger, or worry someone. A: "Have you told the boss about this plan?" B: "It's better that he stay in the dark about this. What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve." I just hung a picture over the hole in the wall in case the landlord ever comes by—what the heart doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve.
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grieve for someone or something

to mourn for someone or something. Don't grieve for me. I'm okay. She grieved for her lost chances.
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grieve over someone or something

to lament and pine for someone or something. Now, don't grieve over a lost cat. There is no reason to continue grieving over him.
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What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.

Prov. You cannot be upset by something you do not know about. When Robbie cracked his mother's favorite vase, he simply turned the cracked side toward the wall. "What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over," he thought.
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what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over

if you're unaware of an unpleasant fact or situation you can't be troubled by it. proverb
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The minister said he visited the place on the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, adding, "We will stand, until justice is provided to the grieved family".
He said that government would not only provide financial assistance to the grieved family but also assist in fighting the case against the culprit.
Dr Saqib told reporter that the minister expressed sympathy with the grieved family and vowed that the perpetrators would be taken to task at all cost.
The PML-N coordinator said that he would visit Layyah to console the grieved family on behalf of the minister tomorrow (Sunday).
In his closing speech to the jury McArdle hit back at criticisms he had not openly grieved for his tragic wife.
A deeply helpful and empathic guide, devoting half its pages to words of wisdom and half to reflections of those who have grieved, as well as some blank pages that the reader may reflect and reminisce upon.
A few were grieved to learn that friends or family were wounded or missing.