This is not a time for blithe exhortations and mindless sloganeering, nor hubris, nor sarcastic dismissals of the opinions of the other side, all of which is found in the poetry of both camps.
How do you strike the right balance between unnecessarily fostering fears and encouraging a blithe indifference to real and present dangers?
The blithe assumption that higher charges can be painlessly met from profit margins was always suspect but is now exposed as a serious threat to recovery prospects.
On a sunny day its beer garden is a blithe place to rest over a pint of locally-brewed ale.
The clerks, as usual, were full of rude health, chatting with blithe disregard.
They want to see a more realistic attitude than the blithe assumption that cannabis inevitably leads to heroin.
For the reality is that my brother's life - all our lives - changed forever in 1974, when he was 22: blithe , blond, sunny, interested chiefly in the nirvana of sport.
Yet his blithe rejection of free speech is a formula for tyranny.
In its blithe disregard for niceties the film ends up being a rather clever satire on the whole idea of normality.
So far as subjective intentions were concerned, the directors proceeded in blithe disregard of the existence of the articles.