I reside in the Hampton Roads community which comprises an area streching from Williamsburg, VA to Virginia Beach. Growing up in the snowy blue-collar town of Buffalo, NY, I was subjected to "Old-World" thinking from a very young age. The Air Force allowed me to "expand my horizons," however, it exposed me to something that I could not understand. Growing up in Buffalo, I was expected to work hard, respect my elders, and above all surpass the previous generations. Being stationed "Down South" was very mind-bending at first. The hot climate left little room for compromise and most seemed to search for "a break." While still living here as I can't stand the thought of returning to "Barfalo," my attention focuses around completion of my Doctorate in Psychological Counseling with a Clinical application. Observing the locals disobey and ignore are something of a norm, I know that I will be here only temporarily, however, I pose this question to all. Why is ignorance bliss? Is there a climactic applicative reason, or is history to blame?