Or is ignorance bliss?
Think of one of your most fundamental beliefs.
Perhaps it’s a religious one, spiritual one, political one. Something that informs and guides many of your other beliefs.
If it were to turn out that this belief were not true*, would you rather know it or not know it?
* I realize it may be hard to Go There; we tend to hold our religious, political, spiritual, and other views so very tightly.
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Lori Holden, mom of a teen son and a young adult daughter, writes from Denver. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, is available through your favorite online bookseller and makes a thoughtful anytime gift for the adoptive families in your life. Catch episodes of Adoption: The Long View wherever you get your podcasts.
Lori was honored as an Angel in Adoption® in 2018 by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.