How satisfying it is to dismiss and block out any upsetting or foreign impression, and immediately to have peace in all things.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 5.2
What would our days look like, especially with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, if we practiced a cultivated ignorance when it came to facing the negative? I think it’d be fabulous! Here’s how I think it’d go:
“That guy”: Blah blah blah *insert triggery ignorance here*
Us: Hmm, I don’t see why that’s *whatever this dipstick thinks it is*. Would you explain why you think it’s that way? I don’t get it.
“That guy”: (after some bumbling and fumbling for words and explanations) Umm… uh… nevermind.
Our “ignorance” causes one to look into their own negativity and actual ignorance, and what follows is peaceful, and serene.
(See y’all tomorrow)