Pen Palls is some ways even worse than Dear Doctor. "We must not interfere with the natural development
of primitive cultures, even if it meant letting them go extinct"... Yes, because when a civilization goes extinct, it continues to develop.
And this true philosophy that Picard preaches that there is only one decision to follow is all undone when he hears Sarjenka.
Your whisper from the dark has now become a plea. We cannot turn our backs.
And like that, Picard sticks to his saying from the Pilot.
If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are.