The study revealed, most of the people want to stay in dark
As this is the human nature that everyone is different and have diverse psyche. So with a study it is revealed that most of the people want to stay in the dark than to think about the bright future.
According to a study more than 2,000 participants, above 85% would not want to know if their marriage would lasts long or not, while the other section wanted to be ignorant of when they would die. Even the level of ignorance was often prized in happy events.
“We live in a world where the idea is more information is always better and much of the technology, like big data and genetic screening, [are] all targets to catch the future so that the future becomes as certain as it can be. This research tries to show that maybe people don’t want that,” said Gerd Gigerenzer, the co-author of the research from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.
Printed in the journal Psychological Review, the research engaged two face-to-face studies, one in Spain, the other in Germany.
In both, just about 1,000 participants were asked a series of hypothetical questions, five around negative events, such as whether they would want to know when they would pass away and whether their new marriage would last, as well as five questions about positive events, such as whether they’d want to know the sex of an unborn baby or the result of a recorded football match.
The outcomes of the German study demonstrated that just fewer than 88% participants said they did not want to know when they would die; almost 87% said they would not want to know if their marriage would fail, and about 90% did not want to know when their partner would pass away.
By contrast, just more than 59% said they wouldn’t want to know in advance what they were getting for Christmas, 57% did not want to know if there was life after death, whereas about 77% would not want somebody to let slip the result of a football match before they had seen it. Information regarding sex of a baby, on the other hand, was only rejected by just more than 40 % participants.
Only 1% of participants wanted to know about the future for all issues looked at.
When the same study was carried out in Spain, the authors added that the results were very identical, even though Spaniards were less concerned in keeping the sex of an unborn baby a surprise and Germans are less interested about maintaining suspense over Christmas gifts.