Ignorance is bliss. -Thomas Gray
Take a look at this comment...
It doesn't hurt my feelings however, there is a lesson to be learned here.
Before I decided to write this post, I did some research and checked out this man's channel and watched many of his videos. Why? Maybe there's something I can learn? Perhaps he's doing something much, much better than I?
When observing I realized, ah...
I've been here too.
I remember the time when I would make full assumptions on other people I've never met, never trained with and had to prove in some way that I knew more. At least, I must have known more and I needed to teach everyone who was wrong, better.
I began YouTube and social media with a purpose. The purpose wasn't to show the world and others how to do everything the right way or a better way. The purpose was to extend my training.
It was to be a video diary of where I was to where I was going in my training. Secondly, it was to see what kind of responses would my videos draw from what kind of people. My predictions have been pretty accurate from then until now.
This is training in itself.
Like I said before in my meditation video 'Until Life Becomes Death,' "Ignorance is a simple path."
Now of days, I don't assume people are doing things all wrong. (or right) Honestly, I don't really care if they are or aren't.
Everyone has to take their own path. I understand that and respect that.
What I have found is comments like the one I shared above comes from a few different places...
1. They don't fully understand what they're seeing
2. It doesn't look familiar to their experiences and frame of reference
3. It's something they would not want to encounter
4. It made them start to question their own and they blocked themselves of that conflict
I've experienced all four of these reactions, even at the same time.
The next question that so few will ask and confront is, "Will I continue my ignorance and maintain in my state of bliss or will I finish tasking?"