Ignorance is bliss, but it’s also a hand grenade waiting for the pin to be pulled. I am excruciatingly tiring of all the bad news that seem to be all around us these days. I can’t wait for a day to go by where the news media don’t mention the word “Trump”. I can’t wait for the virus to fade into the background, and where … Continue reading Ignorance Is Bliss, But…
Lumpy Pie is the dessert of choice for far too many of us. As you can see from the graphic above its primary ingredients are lazy-minds and proud-ignorance. For those with half an ounce of brains this pie is just too bitter for us. There is no hint of sugar in the recipe. There is no love or empathy either. Lumpy Pie is just unpalatable … Continue reading The Making of Lumpy Pie
You are going to hear a lot from me about the topic of “Herd Mentality” here on LOM. Unfortunately, that is where most people seem to live. We are social animals, but that doesn’t mean that we should live our lives letting others think for us. Living on the margins and thinking for yourself is a much more satisfying place to be. But, I will … Continue reading LOM – Herd Mentality
I know the old saying that “Ignorance is Bliss” but I would kinda like finding bliss without going that far. We are in some pretty serious times but, let’s face it, ignorance can be down right dangerous right now. Bliss is supposedly a state of perfect happiness. I don’t think I, or anyone else for that matter, have ever been there, so maybe I’ll just … Continue reading Seeking Bliss
I am going to give you my answer up front for this post. All the above pretty much come from the same place. Racism looks like hate, but hate is only one manifestation. Privilege says that you deserve things that other don’t. Ignorance shows that you don’t care about anyone but yourself and maybe not even yourself since you have stopped learning. Apathy says you … Continue reading Racism, Hate, Privilege, Ignorance, Apathy – Which Is Worse?
Before I get down to the crux of this post I want to tell you about one of the most heart wrenching books I have ever read. Its title was The Cry and the Covenant. The book was written in 1949 and I read it in the early 1960s. It was a historical fiction but based on the life of Hungarian physician in the 1920s. … Continue reading If Everyone Wore A Mask…
What has become of us? We used to be a nation that the rest of the world looked to for guidance and stability. What has become of us? We have never been led by an openly vicious, intentionally cruel and proudly ignorant incompetent in our history. What has become of us? Why must today be the day that we ignore just how sick we have … Continue reading What Has Become Of US?
Even though I was never a Boy Scout, I am a person who tries to be prepared for the challenges I will be facing. If I want to discuss a controversial topic I try to study both sides to see where my feelings might reside. “Think For Yourself” is one of my primary mantras in my life. I simply don’t let others tell me what to think. But then again, maybe that is one of the reasons I was never a … Continue reading Being Prepared…
I suspect there has not been a kid alive that didn’t have to be forced to do his grade school homework. In my day parental threats were used to accomplish that task, today enticements most often are likely used. Here is my list of the consequences of not doing your homework: When you don’t do your homework you make terribly uninformed decisions. – When you don’t … Continue reading What Happens When You Don’t Do Your Homework?
I am beginning to think that the phrase “Ignorance is Bliss” is a very appropriate condition in trying to keep informed in the political world today. There is just so much phoniness and lies floating around that world now as to make it uninhabitable. But in most areas of life knowing more about a topic results in better-informed decisions and lifestyles. Being proudly ignorant is … Continue reading Evangelical Christians Fear Knowledge
“I don’t suppose there ever was a time when everybody knew as little about what they were talking about as they do today.” – Will Rogers, 19 September 1933 How does ignorance come to outshine wisdom? Of course, that is not true for all of us but the percentages seem to be drifting in that direction as our recent elections showed us. The religions of … Continue reading Ignorance Outshines Wisdom