For centuries, society has placed great value on the attirement of knowledge as a means of understanding the world. As a result, many made it their life’s goal to attain as much information as possible, assuming that this will bring them status and admiration and therefore, contentment. However the pursuit of knowledge doesn’t always coincide with the pursuit; a universal desire. In fact, the common saying that “Ignorance is bliss”, indicates that often times, it is those who opened a Pandora’s box.
“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.”
– Mark Twain
For a long period of my life I’ve always been interested in the works of astronomy and how the concept of how the way the constellations formed an idea of who we are by birth. Though I have never believed as to what the definitions of the stars may say to be true, I find it fascinating on how a detailed system is able to describe our place and abilities as from we are born. Now most people might know this as a silly way to state “who you are”, however, it goes back to the ancient times of the Greeks where the astronomers brilliantly created a stylized map of the heavens. With this, based off of positions and sensitive angles of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars, they were able to represent the aspects from the time we are born.
“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”