Ignorance is bliss

There is a scene in the dystopian film, Children of men, where the lead character visits his filthy rich brother, and asks him, how he manages to stay calm in the midst of chaos. To which he eloquently replies, “I just don’t think about it.”

We all have our way of coping with our pain. Most of us learn to deal with our problems by shoving them under the rug. It does not solve anything, but helps us keep going. I’m not encouraging anybody to follow this philosophy, but it’s something that we all do. Sometimes, it really is better not to think about it. Remember the song, don’t worry, be happy? Well, that should teach us something, especially in terms of the current situation in the world.

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Panicking or feeling paranoid won’t help anybody, in fact, it will make things even worse. The best thing is to look at the bright side and concentrate on improving our quality of life, value relationships, accept things as they are, and realise that everything is happening through God’s will.

We may not have all the answers to the mysterious questions, but then again, we aren’t supposed to know everything. A wise man once said, “Try to learn something about everything, and everything about something.”

So many of the world’s problems would be solved, if we all just tried to mind our own business. Corona pandemic is the result of playing with nature, but can we do something about it? Probably not, but what we can do is focus on our relationship with the environment. The more we are at peace and have harmony within us, the more it will spread in the world.

Sometimes, it’s ok to forget your problems and enjoy the view from the top.

“When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.”

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