True ignorace might be bliss, but pretending to be ignorant is cowardice
There is something innocent, or blissful even, when a child does not know how harsh the world can be. In this sense, being ignorant is not necessarily a mark against a person.
But pretending to not know is cowardice, if not downright laziness, because we are empowered to experience the world, gain insights, assess reasonably, and act responsibly. Hiding behind feigned ignorance is a refusal to flourish.
As a child grows, their bliss and innocence are replaced by courage and wisdom – understanding that the world is not always a good place but we can do something to make it better. With feigned ignorace comes a cowardly and restless kind of “peace”, but with curiosity comes courage, wisdom, and a true sense of serenity.
Matthew 21:23-27. “We do not know.”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 346: DECEMBER 12, 2022]