Well, if you just experience polar opposites, then you are limiting your experiences... When you're looking at a topic that covers the infinite, there are a *lot* of shades of gray... In my opinion, it isn't about finding one extreme or another, but it is about finding balance, where the most variety exists, and working on experiencing as much variety from within that balance as you can.
It is also my firm opinion that Consciousness has experienced enough suffering... I think that it is time to swing the balance towards a bit more peace.