Ignorance is Not Bliss: Reflections on Harari's Humanistic Challenge to Acknowledge Ignorance

Henry Jose Xavier
2021 Zenodo  
"Ignorance is bliss." A catchy phrase that we have come across many times in our lives. A seemingly harmless, funny and a wisdom quote that gives consolation, as it pampers the lazy, comfortable, afraid-to-take-risk attitude within us. Harari strongly criticizes the system that subdues us in clipping our wings; that serves as blockade in our forward evolution as Homo Deus. Ignorance is not bliss, but rather a golden chain; an intoxicating drug that binds us within a limited horizon and hampers
more » ... orizon and hampers our development to meet the challenges of the present digitally explored universe. In this article I have tried to show that ignorance not only breeds sorrow, but brings about great confusion in ourselves.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4739917 fatcat:kk2qrdr2szasngoruurxmec4by