ignorance is bliss


used to say that a person who does not know about a problem does not worry about it
He never keeps up with the news or cares about the troubles in the world because he believes that ignorance is bliss.

Examples of ignorance is bliss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What’s your take on this? — E. E.: There’s certainly no shortage of people who believe ignorance is bliss, who like their bad news withheld, who want their truths told selectively and with all the sharp edges filed off with white lies. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2023

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“Ignorance is bliss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ignorance%20is%20bliss. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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