Frequently, it feels that the world is a dangerous place. Stepping out your front door makes you vulnerable to countless possibilities of pain. Contemplating the unexpected warrants careful inspection before alighting on the path leading outside your door. Why leave the comfort of your bed when the world only offers the possibilities of some horrid affliction? We can't know the answer because we are compelled to make our way at some point into the outside. It calls and repels at the same time. We know we cannot eliminate the risk...only minimize it's possibilites. So we take the risk, walk out the door, and face the possibilities. The call of the unknown is written in our DNA, right alongside the need to fear it. We long for the new experience while at the same time we weigh the hurt it may inflict. We crave safety, but our genetic code also propels us to stake out new territories and experiences to satisfy the alternate--which is the deadening of our senses. Risk and reward...it is the classic conundrum which has fueled man's adventures for a lifetime.
The characters in Logan's Run were running to escape the danger of life in the bubble. But getting out of bed in the morning, there lingers a prehistoric reminder in our ancestral code... "outside hurts".