They Just Pretend To Know

More than once
My ears and brain
Have processed the phrase:
Ignoranceisbliss.

But whoever said it
Can never have suffered
At Ignorance's hand
Themselves.

For if they had,
They would know.
They. Would. Know.
That not knowing
Is worse than knowing,
And the hardships of purpose
Are easier to bear than
Having no purpose at all.

To know nothing is
To have no purpose,
And to have no purpose
Is to die.