Taking the red pill represents an uncertain future— involving willingness to free the self from the enslaving control of the machine-generated dream world and allowing you to escape into the real world, but living the “truth of reality” is harsher and more difficult. You see and consciously experience what the ‘control matrix’ is really doing to you.
On the other hand, the blue pill represents an illusory beautiful prison—leading you back to ignorance, living in confined comfort, an illusion of wonderland, but really freedoms are continually eroding.
An additional resource where we explore more about the Red Pill concept
“The Red Pill During Time of Corona and Why It is Such A Big Deal For Some”
The Red Pill and Corona
Here is a 4 min video clip from the Matrix movie
Morpheus asks Neo to choose between the blue and red pill
And explains the consequences