The price of ignorance

Those of us enjoying prosperity, peace and the internet in today’s world are forgetting something crucial: that we are not to be given the credit for the current state of affairs. All our achievements, advancements and comforts are rooted in deep past – in the discoveries of people who went beyond the common understanding in their inquiry. They often experimented with things that were deemed ‘useless’, ‘pointless’, a ‘waste of time and resources’, ‘insane’…

In today’s society, we are yet again seeing the growing divorce from inquiry into the fields of knowledge yet unexplored. Why bother, one may think, wasting resources on some voodoo laboratory stuff? Well, had no one ever bothered with laboratory voodoo, you and I would likely still live very short and disease-ridden lives in homes without electricity, and I would have no way of allowing you to watch this video on your computer via embedding it on my blog…


About in shade

A cocktail of personality traits hard to digest for some but ultimately soothing for those who can. I observe, enjoy, travel, interact, photograph, dance, contemplate, write and love my way through this life's countless occurrences. This blog is a way to share with the world and its people some of the treasures they give me every day.
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