Things I Wish I Didn't Know

My friend Barbara blogged a post with this title a few days ago and I thought that I would follow suit with a slightly different spin. Here are some things that I wish I didn't know:
  • the painful effects of Hemochromatosis on my joints;
  • how beneficial the Americans with Disabilities Act is;
  • the judgmentalism associated with a legalistic mindset;
  • how my frugal living would enable me to retire young;
  • the ins and outs of hospitals and rehab institutes;
  • how grief can be harmfully processed by some;
  • the devastating progression of Neuromyelitis Optica.
And, like Barbara opined, I wish that I was ignorant of all of this. Thanks for listening today - consider it therapy for me and empathy for you. What are some things that you wish that you did not know? Feel free to unload today and be a bit freer for the weekend.


  1. You can always rely on Calvin and Hobbs to have something pertinent to say :)

    I understand your list, as you understood mine. But then I have to step back and ask: what good has come of all this pain and heartache?
    To me, you are one of the most compassionate, empathetic and encouraging people I know. Through all you've endured (way more than me) you have not become bitter, you reach out to others, you never complain bitterly. You are an example and an inspiration.

  2. I wish I did not know about alcohol and the pain it causes.

    God bless and have a wonderful week :-)

    *The Old Geezer Blog

  3. Wish I didn't know about Fair-weather friends.
    Wish I didn't know about unemployment and its effects on my son.
    Wish I didn't know about financial difficulties.
    I'm so thankful that I have home, loving husband and family and that my God loves me.

  4. I wish I didn't know how hellishly stupid and heartless people can be.

    I wish I didn't have first hand knowledge of the pain of barrenness.

    I wish I didn't know what the inside of a nursing home looked like.

    But I am glad to know you, Bob, and I hope you and Ann having a very blessed week. :)

  5. I wish I didn't know about being the parent of a drug addict, even though THANKFULLY very much into his recovery.
    I wish I didn't know how much ignorance and judgement still prevails about addiction,and the shame that brings upon addicts, & those who love them.
    I wish I didn't know about how child sexual abuse devastates lives.
    I wish I didn't know about how much faster life goes by the older we get....


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