Recently I have been trying to figure out how I can be happy even though the world is still full of suffering which I can do nothing about. I am discouraged by all the time I spent writing about what is wrong with abortion, buying meat and animal products, and religion in general. I don’t know if people have really payed attention to any of it and I am seeing that I may have wasted a lot of time. It doesn’t matter if what I say is true. Unless it makes people feel good, they tend to dismiss it.
Is it possible to be happy at the same time as knowing the truth about how the world really works? I currently don’t believe so. I would say that you are either educated and depressed, or ignorant and blissful. The old saying: “Ignorance is bliss”, may be one of the wisest things ever said. No wonder people escape into dreams and fantasies.
I recently saw the movie Tooth Fairy(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808510/). It is about a hockey player who has to spend a few weeks being a literal tooth fairy. Through his experience he comes to believe that having dreams, even unrealistic ones, is a good thing. What do you think about that?