Blissfully Unaware There may be moments when the idea of being blissfully unaware is appealing. Merriam Webster has one definition that informs us that being blissful is complete happiness. How nice. However unaware can have a negative definition including ignorant and other not-so-attractive word choices. Not good, right?
Examples of being blissfully unaware can seemingly occur as we go throughout our routines. It happens with everyday stuff and unique events. There seems to be no discrimination at all.
I have previously shared a familiar example. The scene: the aisle of a supermarket with a shopper "parked" right in the middle reviewing the choices of this and that item. Blocking passersby. Creating disruption in the flow of traffic. Not necessarily serious business but definitely a bit aggravating.
You can likely cite other examples. Some recent and others a distant yet a distinct memory. I don't believe being blissfully unaware has any intended negligence associated with it but I can see how one might think that to be true. I hear and read things from experts of all varieties. Some well-spoken people are quite confident of their own expertise. But are they really an expert? Says who? My opinion: Don't speak as an expert in this or that unless you can show some sort of proof. Cite the source.
Opinions are fine but they are opinions. Editorials have their place. Specifics matter. While searching for additional insight I found the following quote. Although I don't fully embrace the words shown, it made me ponder. And I think that's good:
Toxic people defy logic.
Some are blissfully unaware
of the negative impact that they have on those around them,
and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos
and pushing other people's buttons.
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