Don't Be An Ostrich

The question was

"What you don't know wont hurt you...do you keep it that way?"

Plenty of things can hurt you if you don't know about them. Cancer, for instance. That is why there are tests to learn about it before it causes too much damage.

On the other hand, there are things I'd rather not know about. If the knowing is going to cause me pain and it is something I can't change or fix or even help, I'd rather not know about it.

That's why I don't watch those documentaries about all the starving people in other parts of the world. I am not in a position to help those people. I can't fix the situation, and it really pains me to see the suffering.

I'm an ostrich, that way. If I can't see it, it isn't there.
Serenitree Serenitree
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Jan 6, 2013