by Tanu Gupta (Carmel Convent School) - New Delhi, India
"Ignorance is bliss." This means that if you don't know about a problem or unpleasant fact, you won't worry about it. Example: I didn't know our neighbour was an escaped prisoner until the police arrived - ignorance is bliss.
Additional Information from English Club:
Meaning: You can say "ignorance is bliss" when you want to say that not knowing about something unpleasant can be better than knowing about it and worrying about it.
You can see some other examples of situations in which "ignorance is bliss" HERE.
This proverb is great for debating. How about leaving you comment saying if you agree with it or not? Feel free to express your opinions and give examples here.
by Divyansh Rohatgi (DL DAV Model School Shalimar Bagh) - Delhi, India
"Birds of a feather flock together" is an English proverb. It means that people like to spend time with others who are similar to them.
Picture and additional information from Funky English.
If your friends are honest, hardworking and trustworthy it is probable that you will be too. If your friends are cheats, liars and thieves... it's probably time to find some new friends!
Note: The word flock is used to describe a group of birds that rest, travel and live together.
Do you think this is a useful proverb?
Do you have a similar proverb in your language?
Do you follow the advice of this proverb?
Can you think of a real life situation when you would use this idiom?
by Prakshi Goel (St.Mark's Senior Secondary School) - Meera Bagh, New Delhi, India
To me, this proverb speaks of the people and relationships that are no more, but you are now more fond of than ever before. It might include events that occurred with you and them, or other memories. As the pain fades, everything else becomes more prominent, more sweet, as the quote says.
I like this proverb because life isn’t fair. Bad things happen to good people. You’ve probably heard it before, but it’s true. I try to remember this and reflect on the events and people in my life. The good as well as the bad. Even the bad things have funny stories hiding in them.
This proverb is attributed to Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a famous Roman philosopher.
by Shreya Mehra (Ramjas School) - Anand Parbat, New Delhi, India
Life isn’t always about sunshine, perfect or happy. Life is like a piano where both black and white keys together produce melodious sound. Similarly, in our life we have to face ups and downs. We have to face both the situations in our lifetime, bad moments are either sometimes to make us stronger or learn something from them. After facing bad situations we recognise and appreciate good moments.
It's often used when people face bad situations in their life. This proverb may give them hope to handle the situation with courage and strength and may help them look the brighter side of the situation.
Of course I like this proverb because this proverb motivates me a lot and has really helped me to know the real meaning of life.
by Prakshi Goel (St.Mark's Senior Secondary Public School) - New Delhi , India
This is a proverb with Nautical origin, associated with sea. It means that in difficulty, you may see yourself faced with two dangerous alternatives. Originally it was phrased as "Between the devil and the blue deep sea".
It's often said when a person ends up in a difficult situation wherein he has no option than the two difficult ones, that is, devil or the deep sea.
I like this proverb. I can very well relate it to me as sometimes I also land up in this type of situation wherein I also don't know what to opt for.