“If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it’s not for the timid.” — Star Trek: The Next Generation
This may be one of the smartest things Q ever said. During the Enterprise’s first encounter with the Borg, eighteen crew members died and Captain Picard was furious with Q. The Enterprise was not prepared to meet the Borg.
But, are any of us ever prepared for the unknown?