In this age of restless world full of unethical business practices, you would rather be happy and calm if you just knew less about it. You are happy with baby foods, orange juices, vegetables oils, bio-fuels, tomato sauce, face whitening creams, etc. because you are not aware of the dark sides of these products (or the companies did not want you to know about these). Years down the road, some research would show that the baby food contains harmful preservatives; orange juices have high fructose corn syrup that is not healthy as a sweetener at all; vegetable oils are made from genetically modified soybeans containing gene from bacteria to prevent herbicide actions; bio-fuels emit more carbon in its life-cycle than fossil fuels; tomatoes contain fish genes to make it survive low temperature; and your face whitening cream contains cancer causing agents! As long as you do not know all these, you are blessed enough to be happy for the moment.
But is this ignorance really a blessing, or it gives a temporary feeling of happiness, leading to greater harms in future? Apart from product categories that we mentioned, the same thing happens in every instance in our personal and professional life. The less you know around you, less things you have to be worried about. However, is it possible to know everything that matters? How far can you probe to know something that is important?
It seems that, neither we need answers to all the questions, nor do we need to know everything in details. But being selective to find answers by placing priorities on your agenda is very important. It turns out that, one’s ability to ask the right set of questions is a “better blessing” than enjoying the “bliss of ignorance”. Sometimes, questions are more important than answers.