What you don’t know can’t hurt you…. More and more these days, I have a feeling that this is true. Ignorance definitely is bliss and in fact, ignorance can be liberating in many ways.
When you know too much, when you’ve seen too much… you either become afraid, cynical or simply jaded. None of these are a way to live though but, I don’t think you can really help it.
Me? I think I’ve got a little of all three.
I wasn’t like this. I was quite the brave, confident person. Not caring too much about the world or what anyone thinks. But now, I feel like everything bothers me. I feel like I know what to expect from people and most of the time, I expect the worse.
I wish I didn’t know a lot of what I know. I wish I didn’t have the experiences that I’ve had that’s lead me down this path. But all the wishing in the world isn’t going to change that.
I keep my chin up and try not to lose focus on what’s really important. I try to remember everything I had and everything I’m capable of. I try to remember that eventually everything does get better… and even if it doesn’t, at least you live to fight another day.