The question has been posed, When has a Rhino learned enough? What is the practical limit on discovery and curiosity and attentiveness? We know a lot of stuff, but there’s usually room for a few more bits and pieces. Is it worth the effort, or can We kick back and savor a cucumber quesadilla?
The answer is: We will never know until We get to the end of the line. Nothing protects Us or Anybody from unforeseen disaster. But when things get Tricksy, it can turn out the thing We learned just yesterday is the very thing We need for a hasty escape. “Whew!”, We mutter with a nervous giggle.
Safe and sound is good, but the hard part is that the Preparation has to have happened when We knew nothing about when We’d need it.
Talk about a subtle moral!