ANSWERS: 4
  • Yes, I can say from long, increasingly miserable experience, the more you know, the unhappier it will make you. To be a "happy dummy" may not be the most one could aspire towards, but it would be freedom from knowing what to be disappointed about. So I have been jamming an ice pick into my head daily, poking & scraping away excess brain. By Thursday, I expect to be deliriously content.
    • Anoname
      Try a sewing needle to poke with.
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      Too dainty. In fact, I was considering, once I've made a good entry wound, use an ice cream scoop. That oughta' speed things along.
  • With prayer wisdom, peace, and joy are increased.
    • Linda Joy
      Knowledge is power. Happiness and misery are choices.
    • Anoname
      With the increase of knowledge misery is also increased is a Bible (paraphrased) quote. It is therefore truth - not just a choice.
    • Linda Joy
      Yes, learning about politics taught me this, but you have a choice to seep in misery or choose to think about happier things. I learned at about 1am my cousin died. I'm sad, but trying desperately to be happy for her reunion. What is that address, please? Don't put yourself out over it, but if you know it I'd appreciate it.
    • Anoname
      Address ? Do you mean chapter and verse ? I've never been bothered by death because as you said they're having a reunion in Heaven.
    • Linda Joy
      Yes, the address where it lives in The Scriptures! Even if they go to heaven you still miss them.
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      SOLOMON - whom god gave all the knowledge of the world to - said (in Eclesiastes 1:18): "For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief." In another translation: "In much wisdom is much grief, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow."
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      ANOTHER QUOTE "It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out the uglier everything seems." -- Frank Zappa
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      This same observation was made by (Michelangelo?) in the Rennaisance. But I cannot locate that. However it's mentioned in a History telecourse called The Western Tradition. (UCLA, Dr Eugene Webber)
    • Linda Joy
      Thank you! Solomon would know! I guess that's another case of being careful what you ask God for because you just might get it!! My ex said he asked God for me and look where that go us! I agree with knowledge comes grief and pain, but also comes power and the ability to help others. You have to be able to harvest the glowing embers after the fire and discard the ash and soot.
    • Anoname
      Thanks Mr PantsFellDown for reseaching it for me. I was refering to the same Solomon passage.
  • With much knowledge sorrow increases and with much studying is weariness. Knowledge puffs up but love assists and helps... So if you have much knowledge, helping and assisting could balance out the knowledge to helping/assisting ratio...
    • Anoname
      It's the getting a big head then that causes the misery.
  • In my limited experience, I would say ... YES !
    • Anoname
      An old timer like you would have vast experience not limited.
    • Ice man
      That is true. And you are correct., my experience is vast, and I don't like to admit it. But, I have to maintain , and remain true to myself first of all. Secondly, I am not the guiding light of religion, which some might expect. For those who might think otherwise .. you are mistaken. I am spiritual, but I am not religious. The question still remains, "is ignorance truely bliss?".. and my answer is still yes ! When lambs are lead to slaughter ... they don't know any different, and they go willingly. If they knew they were being lead to slaughter .... they wouldn't cooperate and would kick up a hell of a fight.... just like you would.
    • Linda Joy
      Lol so there is merit in keeping ones head in the sand! Lol Iceman, they're talking about you like you're a hundred years old! How old are you anyway?
    • Ice man
      That would be telling .... but I'm not as old as they might think I am. I think we should turn this into a contest, and see who guesses the closest. What do you think ? First clue .... I'm not retired yet. (as if that helps. lol ).
    • Anoname
      My guess - 55.
    • Ice man
      Wrong, but nice try. As a rule ..... people say I look like I'm between 50 & 55, they're wrong too. First guess don't count - you have two left, try again. : ) (if somebody gets it - I'll admit it, and cook them supper. )
    • Linda Joy
      62, and you got to say higher or lower.
    • Ice man
      Wrong, Sorry but you've used up all of your available clues. On the upside ... You still have one last guess, so please do guess again and good luck. : )
    • Anoname
      2nd Guess: . People guess me 10 years younger than I am - my first guess was 55 - 10 years more would be 65. Linda guessed 62 and you didn't say higher or lower. You keep active and are probably in good shape, so I'm thinking slightly higher might be right.. MY SECOND GUESS IS 67.
    • Linda Joy
      I'm tapping out thanks anyway
    • Ice man
      @ Anoname - You are wrong again, but were closer this time around. Follow along .. all will be revealed.
    • Ice man
      @ Linda Joy - You were hovering very close to the correct age, but since you want to be a party pooper and bail out. I will now reveal my true age .... 64. No free supper for you. :-p
    • Anoname
      My 3rd guess is now 64. Since I got it within my 3 guesses I want Outback Steakhouse.
    • Ice man
      Sounds good to me. Care for a "bloomin' " onion & dip for starters ? : )
    • Anoname
      No. Baby back ribs with a double order of fries. And, of course, Pepsi.
    • Ice man
      Yes, a wise choice, the baby back ribs are to die for.

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