Walking away, I thought about the unhappy people at Walmart. They all had something in common: Each of them knew something I didn't -- and what they knew was causing them distress.
That's when the epiphany hit. I had unwittingly stumbled upon the key to happiness: Happiness doesn't come from money, fame, or good looks. It doesn't come from love or genes or a positive attitude.
Happiness comes from not knowing what the hell is going on.
That's where I said out loud, "Wait that's not right. You just illustrated the second Noble Truth".Ignorance truly is bliss. That's why stupid people are happier than smart people: They lack vital information.
The origin of suffering is attachment to transient things and the ignorance thereof. --The Big View
The second truth states the cause of dukkha, which is craving-attachment, stemming from ignorance into the nature of reality.-- Lama Surya Das