Blissfully Unaware

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Blissfully Unaware

 

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. 

                                                                                     Travis Bradberry

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com 

 

Blissfully Unaware

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

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P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

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Michael Jacobs
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Wayne Martin - it can and does make one wonder...

Brian England - yes, it does happen.  

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - sounds as if it may have been the ideal vacation.  Isn't "blissful" a goal?

 

Nov 10, 2019 05:30 PM #24
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Michael Jacobs
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Nina Hollander - Kathy Streib did mention something about it being national chaotic day(or something closely related) yesterday.  It seems to last beyond any specific day in my opinion though.   

Carol Williams - I think one needs to follow one's own bliss.  As long as no one else is harmed.  Is that possible?  

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - I have had moments like that when I arrive at a destination and wonder how quickly I have been transported there.  It doesn't happen often but does make me stop and wonder...

 

Nov 10, 2019 05:37 PM #25
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Ponder on... you make me think. As of late I'm blissfully unaware of trival things as my focus has shifted to higher priorities. Hopefully, I'm not offending anyone. 

Nov 11, 2019 07:36 PM #26
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I'll have to think about this.

Nov 12, 2019 11:08 AM #27
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I sure hope and pray that I am not "blissfully unaware" and causing problems for others.

Nov 12, 2019 10:22 PM #28
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - ignoring trivial things in life is a good way to explore one's blissfulness I believe.  

Richard Acree, ADAC, CAPS, CMA - there are things in life that require action to be taken.  Still others can be pondered.  

Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900 - ccreating or causing one's own problem is not a good plan or goal. 

Nov 13, 2019 01:48 PM #29
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Hi Michael:

I suppose the bliss in some cases is in the eyes of the beholder. From other perspectives it’s being rude or self-absorbed.

Jeff

Nov 13, 2019 06:09 PM #30
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Jeff Dowler, CRS - life brings many examples where perdpective is important.  

Nov 13, 2019 06:40 PM #31
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael where is the Gold Star to this post? There are so many who are Blissfully Unaware and that I  find scary.... Endre

Nov 13, 2019 11:15 PM #32
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Roy Kelley
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We encounter the blissfully unaware folks every day. Some of us hope we are not part of that element.

Nov 14, 2019 05:33 AM #33
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Hi Michael Jacobs,

In Sedona, I do not have the option to be blissfully unaware while driving.  So many tourists become mesmerized by the scenery they forget they are in a car.  I have seen people stop right in the exact middle of the road to get a picture. Others will veer right or left because they are looking at red rocks instead of the road.  You never know where the next blissfully unaware driver will come from!

Nov 15, 2019 05:12 AM #34
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Endre Barath, Jr. - sometimes awareness brings forth moments of blissfulness.  I imagine the same can be said for times for when unawareness makes its presence known.  

Roy Kelley - there are moments where blissfulness of alls can be celebrated.  A time and a place, perhaps? 

 Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - driving requires attention.  Sightseeing by the driver is not advisable.  Definitely. 

Nov 15, 2019 01:51 PM #35
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I run into people sometimes who seem unaware. Is it blissful? Hmmm.... I'm pondering also

Nov 16, 2019 06:41 AM #36
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Good morning Michael - I must confess to being blissfully unaware at time.  Well, at least that is what my wife tells me.

Nov 16, 2019 07:13 AM #37
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Will Hamm
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Hello Michael,  I wonder sometime about myself and other people.  Sometime the routine of things take over.

 

Nov 16, 2019 09:14 AM #38
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Michael Jacobs
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Kat Palmiotti - in search of bliss...sounds like a good adventure if you ask me.

Grant Schneider - these are the moments that make up who we are.

Will Hamm - the routineness of life can go in many directions.  

Nov 16, 2019 09:41 AM #39
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Thoughtful post and boy, something to think about - for sure, Michael!

I will say that I am not one to worry about others being blissfully unaware - I just do what I do and don't put any real thought into them! I just do my thing and worry about my peeps (family, friends and clients). There's just not enough time in the day!

Now, does that make ME blissfully unaware?!! 

Nov 16, 2019 10:51 PM #40
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Good morning Michael Jacobs,

I'm so glad I've read this post. Really a topic I've been pondering lately. Its been good for me to become aware of so many things I've taken for granted,  probably because I exhibited a blissful state with so many daily routines that changed over the year, wearing so many hats.. Changes in life's dynamics serve as a wake up call and I've definitely been awaken. 

Nov 17, 2019 07:39 AM #41
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - we each find bliss on our own terms.  Hopefully that includes awareness of some kind but I wonder - who am I to say?  The way it discovered(the how, the when, the why...) is outside my control for others but I can play a part in some way to making myself be better and do better each day.  Hopefully that has an influence on others.  

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - the more I experience connection with others it becomes more apparent how much we are similar although it may not always be readily apparent.   Hat-changing can do that too along with routines that may and may not occur daily.  

Nov 17, 2019 08:24 AM #42
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Yes and I'm with Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR on the blissful state, no matter the hat I'm wearing.

The way I look at it is that I have a duty to do to be an advocate for someone (or something like our fur babies) and that comes first. While I may be blissfully happy being that advocate, I also would never want to hurt anyone else while doing so - being so focused on advocacy and life, in general.

The flip side to that is that our friends and family who know us, know where our focus is and support that. If they need time with me, they give me a little nudge and I make that time! Typically what is sacrificed is sleep and I'm okay with that too...until I'm not! LOL 

Nov 17, 2019 08:36 AM #43
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