I For Ignorance And Intelligence

Looking at a situation, any situation, it is extremely easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you know what’s going on, to assess and to judge.  If you open your mouth and spout all that you believe, you will quickly be informed of the true state of things by at least one party in the incident.  The other party will then enlighten you still further and from there the revelations come thick and fast and you realise there is a whole wealth of information swelling beneath the confrontation; now you are cast adrift and left feeling quite seasick, desperate to turn back the clock to when you were arrogant and ignorant enough to believe you knew all the answers.

If I were intelligent enough to realise that there is no such thing as being fully aware of all the facts, that we all live in partial ignorance, it would relieve my need for paracetamol.  In fact, I feel a headache coming on now…

I used to think that history never changed.  I was very naive.  It is true that the facts never change, but we are never going to be fully informed and as more and more information about the past is revealed to us so our view of the past changes.  History, as we know it today, is only part of the story.  Tomorrow will be different.   History changes,  my history changes.  Each year my family reveals another tiny snippet of information and it twists my perceptions ever so slightly.  Many more twists and I’ll be facing the other way!  There are times when ignorance really is bliss.


About Bea Turvey apprentice author and witch

I am a wild-haired author who cannot stop writing. The writing process is not a task for me. It is an extension of myself. When I write, I lose myself as easily as if I slipped into the story for a swim. Writing became a serious part of my life in Decmber of 2009. Unless you're reading this in 2017 it wasn't that long ago, and the bug hit me hard and fast. My first novel, Banished, was published in March 2010 and is available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Banished-ebook/dp/B008PGM4TQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361913026&sr=8-1. If you read it, or anything else I've written, I hope you'll post a review and let me know why you liked it - or even why not!
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