I learned that obliviousness is not always bad. Don’t get me wrong, being oblivious can have negative consequences. I had to learn to keep my ears perched in Corporate America. Keeping my nose to the grind, had some negative consequences early in my career. However, not knowing has also been my saving grace in my regular life. I think I would be a sourpuss and more alienated if I was update-to-date with what the streets are saying.
1. Obliviousness Makes Me a Joy Injector
Have you ever been in a tense environment and have someone, oblivious to what’s going on, walk in and ease tension with some positive energy. I feel that way, especially on my social media. Often times I have no idea what political tension exists among my FB friends so I get to enjoy posts for their FB value. Of course, it may leave people puzzled or event pissed, but for the most part, I think it helps inject positive energy. It keeps me humanized and make friends amiable to my opinion even if they do not agree.
2. Obliviousness Means I Enjoy Gathering Way More Than Those in the Know
It’s great not knowing sides or who you are supposed to like. For instance, I love my family and hate when I am in the middle of any drama. Since I live in Georgia, I am not in the day-day “know” and that, for the most part, is good. I enjoy family reunions and everyone’s company without any discomfort. Now mind you, I have stepped on a landmine or two but so far it has not been fatal.
3. Obliviousness Makes for a Happier Me
OMG! What you don’t know does not draw energy from you. You can’t avoid conflict — it’s human nature, however, protect your happiness from unnecessary conflict. I love keeping conflict to a minimum especially the nonsense. Every negative cost me two positive energy bucks and that’s a rip-off when it comes to dollar store pettiness. Thank you oblivion for being there for me!
At the end of the day, I do not live my life as if I’m ostrich with my head buried in the sand — though at times it seems like the perfect solution. On the contrary, because I stay in the moment and busy myself with living my life on purpose, I miss some (not all) of the ridiculous fights. I thank God for every petty fight or debate I have missed. If something is that important for me to know, believe me, someone will tell me.