Monday, June 25, 2007

To know or not to know, this is the question.

I still ask myself, what do I really want : to know or not to know
I know that this sounds like a stupid question but I'll give you some examples.

You have a person that you love and she/he cheats on you, if you know that it will probably break your heart, but if you won't know about it you will still be happy.
Or here's another example.
I have a cat that we had to castrate due to the fact that I live on the 3rd floor and if he happen to see a female cat in his regular condition, he would have jumped to his death.
So our cat never mated and he doesn't know a better life then now.
But does he suffers ? NO, he lives a very happy life.

Look at the gliders, they are very happy, not knowing their condition.
They love everyone, the are not capable of hating.
We see them as incomplete human beings, but do they see themselves like that ? NO.

Could you knowingly accept what you cannot change or would you rather not know and stay happy ?

To know or not to know, this is the question.

1 comment:

useResa said...

Max,
Not knowing IMHO is always worse ... have you ever seen the despair on the faces of parents who's child is missing? They rather learn their child is that then live in uncertainty.

Also the example you give about the one you love cheating on you ... have you ever considered learning about it through rumors or very long after?
If you know it it might hurt, but on the other hand it is in the open and therefore can be discussed and decisions can be taken. Pain heals.

As indicated earlier ... try not to worry too much about life. Surely you may ask questions but do not forget to live! Remember ... you can only regret the things that you have NOT done.