When you reach for the stars, you put out your back.
Be more like a child, greedy, self-centered. and immune from prosecution.
In Ignorance Is Bliss, Trevor Strong points out the advantages of being stupid. A simple one being people expect less of you. You don't have to be troubled by complicated thoughts, controversial ideas, or life changing decisions. He argues that the biggest problem humans have is thinking. You never see a fish making nuclear bombs. Strong offers a guide, so readers can direct the course of their personal journey into ignorance.
- Stop thinking. Empty your mind, all the little corners, all the bits of useless information.
- Shift the Blame. There must be someone out there whose fault everything is. Or you can dole out blame bit by bit. As long as it is aimed at someone else.
- Lose touch with your emotions. Delete your feelings. Forget that other people have feelings or that their experiences may have shaped the reasons for being who they are.
- Build Walls! - keep everything out, but you.
- Avoid challenges! Never fail by never trying to succeed.
- Believe in yourself - only yourself.
- Deny, deny, deny. The ONLY truth is your truth.
After years of dedicated research, Strong insists that his system will work for any seeker of his inner stupid, even if you are one of those unfortunate people who are very smart. Practice for a few minutes every day, and before long friends will start to notice the difference. Within a few weeks, you, too, will be wearing the placid smile of the truly unaffected.
I sincerely hope, as I am sure he does as well, that this easy-to-follow system will change your life.
The steps are Strong's. The editorializing is mine, because unfortunately the sound fails toward the end of the video.