"Knowledge is power." -Francis Bacon
"Ignorance is bliss."- Thomas Gray
"... and the eyes of them both were opened..." -Genesis 3:7
As I lay awake early this morning around 3, my mind refusing to stop and let me rest, all three of the following quotes came to my mind. I put them all together, and realized... how amazingly, profoundly true. Knowledge is very, very powerful. Knowledge can be used to better one's self, yet it can hurt you deeply. The thought came to me... be careful what you ask, because you just might learn the truth. If you want to know something bad enough to go through the trouble of asking, then you need to be prepared for the effects of learning the answers. Some questions are better left unanswered, especially when the answers hurt you more than not knowing them in the first place. Once you learn the the truth, you can't ever go back to ignorance. It would be like squeezing toothpaste out of the tube and trying to put it back inside, it's impossible. So... in short... think before you ask. Because you just might not want to know.