1652Foreign Language Friday: This Russian explained that the approximate meaning of this phrase is “all of your troubles come from your intelligence”. It’s the name of a book by a writer named Turgenev. Our subject says that the title is the opposite of the phrase “ignorance is bliss”.
She adds in her audio commentary that “sometimes we think about our troubles, about our life too much and that brings more troubles and more problems than there really are”. Taken in Whitechapel, London, UK.