AnonymousDeleted UserSeptember 23, 2020 at 9:06 pm
“Ignorance is bliss” Isn’t that the saying? Wendell Berry in his writing, The Way of Ignorance, outlines several different distinctions of ignorance. On the opposite side of the coin is knowledge, and its various degrees understanding. I believe what Berry’s point boils down to is this, knowledge creates patterns. Patterns tend to be accepted and adopted by the masses a.k.a. the corporate mind. This can give us a false sense of knowledge. Furthermore, the first step in true knowledge comes in recognizing, we don’t and can’t know everything. When we are able to name and acknowledge our ignorance, we allow faith to step in. Pynchon’s writing applies to this very concept. Learning and growth can come from reflecting on our lives and seeing where we might have got it wrong.