I was talking with friends today,exchanging gossip as usual. Sometimes though gossip can ruin the fairy tale images in ones mind. so she said-
“Ignorance is bliss”
I disagreed but I had no answer to that and no coherent argument because sometimes not knowing does save you a load of emotional baggage, often.
In the evening though I was watching fairy tail movie reruns on TV and I realized something.
Though I remember enjoying cartoons myself immensely I do not watch them anymore, I turn to either fantasy that is more real on an emotional level or to real world interactions.
Even if LOTR or Game of Thrones is fantasy the emotional issues they deal with of good and evil, politics and other things are very real world like compared to say- Aladdin.
And therefore that which is closer to reality is more entertaining,in my taste and perhaps in that of a few other people I know.
So in the end I have an answer for my friend.
Ignorance is bliss of course- but the truth is far too much fun.