The idea of a rabbit hole comes from Alice in Wonderland.
She went down, following an actual rabbit, and had a pretty messed up adventure.
So when somebody describes something as a “rabbit hole” or “going down the rabbit hole” they mean getting involved with something that keeps getting more and more confusing.
It’s generally associated with conspiracy theories, or some kind of “hidden truth” that is continually revealed.
Recently, (last decade or so) the “Red Pill” has been used to describe understanding the “complexity” of this “Rabbit Hole.”
(Interesting that both metaphors originated from the same source)
But the thing about “rabbit holes” and “red pills” is that don’t HAVE to be associated with any kind of “evil conspiracy.”
It certainly FEELS GOOD to think you “understand” the way things really are.
But consider this.
Reality itself is something we can NEVER understand.
Not even partially.
The more PURE science you study, the more you’ll realize that we humans don’t know much.
The limit of human understand has been described as the shoreline of an island.
The bigger our understanding gets, the more we realize that there is a MASSIVE ocean out there MUCH BIGGER than our “shoreline” can EVER get.
Which makes the idea of a “red pill” rather silly.
Since it’s IMPOSSIBLE to understand the way things REALLY are.
The truth is that NOBODY understands the way things really are.
If we did, we’d never have to GUESS whether or not to carry an umbrella with us when we lave.
If we did, investing would be SIMPLE.
And sports would be BORING since we could predict the outcome.
In fact, sports wouldn’t even EXIST.
What would be the point?
Luckily, there will ALWAYS be a degree of uncertainty.
And luckily, the RABBIT HOLE will ALWAYS be there for us.
No matter how far we are willing to go, the rabbit hole will accommodate us.
It’s up to YOU which direction you want YOUR rabbit hole to go.
Down into confusion, goofy mirrors and red queens running on treadmills?
Or up into continued exploration and understanding, where your knowledge, skills and appreciation of LIFE can continue to EXPAND?