People say 'what you don't know can't hurt you'. But why do they say it? Are they being paid to encourage ignorance? After all, there are always folk who stand to gain from obliviousness. Surely the more we believe this myth, the darker life becomes. Like it or not, sooner or later, we have to pull our heads out of the sand and engage with what we're avoiding. Luckily, it's seldom as bad as we imagine. If you find the courage to look at what you're avoiding you'll see it's nowhere near as bad as it seems.
12 Nov 1980