To Explore Or Not To Explore
To explore or not to explore: that is the question.
Whether 'tis easier for the mind to remain ignorant
And accept the cold embraces of outrageous beliefs,
Or is it wiser to take arms against a sea of blockades,
And by opposing, destroy them? To understand, to forget
No more, and by a discovery to say we cured
The blindness and the thousand natural shocks
That comes with acknowledgement of the truth. 'Tis an outcome
Desired to be wished. To learn, to dismiss-
To dismiss, the worst of sins: ay, there's the rub,
For in that dismissal of the obvious may come
When we have shuffled off the light
Must give us pause. That is the problem
That makes ignorance of such advance knowledge
Easy to do, for with knowledge comes the fear of what it holds.
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
All contribute to the fear of the unknown,
Thus, it was a convenience t olive, within their own little worlds,
Doing exactly what was expected of them,
For with knowledge comes power!