Ignorance is Bliss?
You may have heard the saying “Ignorance is Bliss” you may or may not fully understand the implications of this phrase. If we start with the word ignorance, it is defined as the lack of knowledge. The idea that it could be “blissful” is that if you don’t know about something you can’t worry about it. I guess this can work out sometimes. If I don’t know that there’s a battle going on, I won’t worry about it, but I also won’t prepare for it.
Overall, I disagree with this phrase. While, there are certainly times where it seems ideal to not know something simply so as to not worry about it; I would rather have the information and analyze how I can use it or adjust the situation. If you have a medical ailment, but you don’t know that you do or you don’t know what it might be, how are you supposed to be “healthy”? If you don’t socialize and talk about things you are experiencing, how you are you to know that there are other people experiencing the same things? You are not alone in your situation no matter how it seems. Personally, I feel that knowledge is power and the more you have the better of you will be.
We are here to provide information and resources to help people with disabilities live more independent lives. One of our core services is Information and Referral (I&R), this is available to anyone who contacts us and wants to know what we can provide and other resources in the community that they need. I&R is one of our most used services and it can lead to additional services if the individual feels they could benefit from our services. That is why we are here, though, to impart our knowledge to people who can use our services and to ultimately lead a more independent lifestyle.
We are here as a resource center and we do much more than just provide resources in the community. We help people find employment, housing, assistive technology, and much more. The most important thing you should know, is that we are here for you! If you think we could assist you in any way, please give us a call at 1-888-715-6818.