Ignorance is bliss. The more you learn, the more complex, uncertain and dubious world appears to you. All the networks of inter-dependent factors that form all sorts of “realities” you have to navigate through. Human condition turns out to be fragile, wildly vulnerable to mistakes and imperfect in almost any considered way. And there also is this great quest for objective truth/reality, but did you ever consider what it would mean to you – just to know things? What it would change and how, what wouldn’t be different just because we are emotional animals. And how much of questions in between those I left not verbalized. It is hardcore way to live.
– So what are you trying to say, Przemek? That we shouldn’t learn?
– No, of course you should. My point is twofold – first: be aware that you will have a lot of doubts in process. Most of your views will shatter, and the more you’re certain that they won’t, the harder they will. It will force change upon you, and effects of changes may be better or worse, but for most of us the process itself is, to say it lightly, unpleasant. Second point is: Don’t be too harsh with yourself or others, ignorant in particular. It is very, very hard to live in and bear with uncertain world without making arguments out of ignorance, replacing uncertainty with faith, and trying to make sense out of shit that happen to us every once in a while or clear-cut tragedies. We all did it at some point, maybe for some of us it is harder to shake that off, or conditions made it nearly impossible.
Ultimately knowledge is an empowering thing. It is possible to understand the world. It is possible to make sense of those “realities” we march through and to keep our experiencing and memorizing selves happy. To have brain capable of resolving great and small problems creatively is a great source of satisfaction and contentment itself. To be aware of how abstract feelings are installed into ourselves and how they imprint our behavior and feelings provide us with understanding of just how much work relationships are, and how beautiful we can create them – not Cupid, not destiny, but we, by our hard, smart and creative work.
– Przemek Kucia
P.S. One of the most ave-inspiring videos I’ve seen. Enjoy.