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Monday, April 24, 2006

Two Hundred and Sixteenth Question

Is there something in your life that you wish you DIDN'T know about?

"I wish somehow I didn't know now what I didn't know then." - Toby Keith

16 Comments:

  • At 2:32 PM, Blogger Kristianna said…

    Good question. After considering-I would have to respond by saying No.

    Growth necessarily is coming to new realizations and learning new things, be they something you want to know or something you don't...and in both instances they can be applied positively to one's life and knowledge of self.

    to truly learn about oneself, one needs to know everything--the good the bad and the ugly--and as hard as some of those things might be, the coming to a self realization will be one of the most beautiful experiences one can have, so why hide the ugly stuff...?

     
  • At 2:57 PM, Blogger Pixie said…

    I don't think so. I think in order to appreciate the good things in life, you must know and face the bad things. On the other hand, there are things that I don't know (and don't WANT to know) as in what our government REALLY does with our money. That's a whole other topic. :)

     
  • At 3:55 PM, Blogger "Angeldust" said…

    NO – Knowledge is power.
    However, one cannot have knowledge without responsibility.
    Yet, one cannot take responsibility for everything and everyone…
    Thus, making imperative for each one to “own up” to our own actions.
    That little shift alone can change the world.

     
  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger djmetronome said…

    Someone died as an end result of someone elses actions-
    ..................and I know who.

     
  • At 6:18 PM, Blogger ian g. said…

    Difficult question, because "knowledge is power", but sometimes what you know is upsetting when you're powerless to do anything about it. For example, in China domestic dogs and cats are being skinned alive for the European fur trade. The McCartney's played as much as was allowable on UK TV. It really upset me. But what can I do about it? So do I wish I didn't know? Difficult.

    But there's no single fact or "inside information" I have that I wish I didn't have. Djmetronome's comment has my attention. If I knew something about a terrible crime I'd be more than happy to tell the police with no regrets, whoever it involved.

     
  • At 6:18 PM, Blogger House of Suz said…

    I wish I didn't know about a friend cheating on their partner. Nothing good will come having possession of this knowledge.

     
  • At 6:58 PM, Blogger Kristi said…

    Well, I go along with the opinion that while at the moment of finding something out that I think I don't want to know, but just become a stronger person for it, I also don't want to know some secret that no one else knows. Don't divulge some horrible act you did and swear me to secrecy. Just don't tell me!

     
  • At 7:26 PM, Blogger Fletch said…

    "I still have found no practical use for the Trigonometry my high school math teacher promised me I would someday need" Sound familiar :o) No I didnt need to know that either!!! :o)

    When it comes to matters of the heart, maybe sometimes, just sometimes, ignorance is bliss, even if it had been for just a little while longer...

    Ciao Ciao

     
  • At 9:36 PM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    kristianna said so eloquently what i would of said if i was as smart and articulate as she...

    rock on, kristianna =)

    peace...

     
  • At 9:57 PM, Blogger Lulu said…

    My financial affairs.

     
  • At 8:48 AM, Blogger Sublime said…

    I wanted to thank everyone for the great answers to this question! It seems to have been very thought provoking...

     
  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger Robert said…

    I wish that I didn't know that I have an ego.

     
  • At 12:11 PM, Blogger Oh, that girl. said…

    NO, everything is a lesson.

     
  • At 2:04 PM, Blogger dogvanya said…

    Hi Sublime, like what you're doing.

    I try and forget anything that I don't absolutely have to remember. And I'll forget some of that too.

    For un-answers to similar questions see my blog at www.scrapeok.blogspot.com

    dogvanya

     
  • At 3:15 AM, Blogger Brown Shoes said…

    Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

     
  • At 7:09 AM, Blogger DayDreamer said…

    In general I'd rather be oblivious than know exactly what horrible things are going on. I have no terrible secrets to carry, and would be unable to.

     

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