12. December 2016 by swissfitchick
Flipping heck, there’s snow on my blog. When did that happen. I wouldn’t mind a little libation now. On the flip side, I could also try and start to entertain you if you don’t mind. With a little libation on the side.
Whatever; I had this situation a while ago when I spent lunch over a hotdog with the brudies and they cracked a joke which I didn’t get. So much for a blonde cliché and sadly enough I couldn’t get out of it as they know me all too well and figured that – measured on my reaction and cluelessness of the point of the joke – my general education isn’t my forte, in fact, it is non-existent.
So, I couldn’t help but wonder in reference to general education: Is being clueless about certain aspects of life and the world a no go? Is ignorance really bliss? In a world that is literally bombarded with sad news every day, and us in the midst of it, trying to fight negativity and depression – does a wide general education help to fight the bad? This makes me feel all sorts of ambivalent, because I do believe that a great variety of knowledge is important, yet I feel we may choose the particular area we would like to educate ourselves in and – lo and behold – politics and history simply don’t support my shining moments.
I have given it great thought to improve skills in that department but have come to find that I’m infuriatingly failing at it. Somehow, the scenario of me arguing and discussing the world’s political system seems like a big ass non-ethical unpredictability which I find to be risky if not dangerously abnormal. Maybe even pretty funny. Ok, not roll-on-the-floor-kinda funny, but you get the idea.
As such, I decided to stay with particular themes which float my boat in a good way. Like chasing my teenagers with a wooden spoon, sprawl on the floor for the perfect shot (I’m talking photography here, get your nasty mind together, peeps), spreading my words in written letters all over the place or treating the body with a healthy lifestyle. Or like changing a mindset from addictive, depressed, obsessed, churning, doubting and screaming to a state of a more – and I emphasise ‘more’ because I doubt I will ever in my life fully transform to a smiling valium-stuffed buddha – balanced, chilled, happy and positive one.
See, the point I’m trying to make here – and I swear there is one: while the world is crashing but simultaneously, people are happily smiling at their weddings, it leads me to wonder, if I should start to highly advocate ignorance as bliss. Instead of getting vaguely dysfunctional in my mind with people around me who complain about the sad news we get to see and hear every day, I decided to do what I CAN do to make the world a better place and ignore the rest. Whining is not it. Drowning in my winter depression is not it. Getting nerdy about my general education? Not it. Ignorance all over the place? Ain’t entirely it. But there’s a point. Again.
I burn for my job. I love it with a passion. I look back at my third world experience and keep on donating. I savor every single moment with my closest loved ones and care for them with all my heart. My lack of interest in the daily news doesn’t mean I don’t know things and it certainly doesn’t mean I don’t make an effort to leave a footmark and a smile on someone’s face in this world, every day. Ain’t nothin’ to it but to do it.
I do think though that ignoring certain facts in life is bliss and is an entirely plausible scenario. Or if paying attention, then at least add a pinch of cynicism to it. I talk drama queens, whiners, japanese rain goggles, nordic skiers (unless they are cute), my age, scrunchies, WHAM!, sterobrys, horizontal rain days (not to be confused with getting horizontal all day because that shouldn’t be ignored at all by any means) and what not. Booze may even help a little with that project and I must say I sometimes feel pleasantly violated by a tipsy trip downtown with my people and I certainly hazard the consequences of a dehydrated mind and body as well as the loss of burning fat first thing the next day, because my body has to work on the alcohol layers first. Totally worth it. *faints*
Wait, wait, I’m conscious again. But my creative mind has just left me. Ignore me.