who dares knowing

In any case, this close relation between knowing and doing can help us to interpret one cause of the fear of knowing as deeply a fear of doing, a fear of the consequences that flow from knowing, a fear of its dangerous responsibilities. Often it is better not to know, because if you did know, then you would have to act and stick your neck out.

(Abraham H. Maslow, Toward a Philosophy of Being, 1962; reprint Wilder Publications, 2011, p. 58f)

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