There are those who suggest that understanding too much of the workings of things diminishes our sense of wonder.  Like many, I believe the opposite, the more we understand, the more pleasure we can derive from this complex thing called the universe.  

Thus to a man of sensitiveness and sufficiently deep insight into the workings of the universe, almost everything, even it if be no more than a by-product of something else, seems to add its meed of extra pleasure. 

Source: Meditations, Marcus Aurelius, trans. by Maxwell Staniforth (London: Penguin 2004 [1964]), p. 20

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