Early in my life I got tired on knowledge…
In the process, I’ve discovered things of real value:
To accomplish things = to do things in your own way
To understand things = to appreciate things not done your way,to accept things beyond you
These two things do not preclude knowledge, but rather require it. They also make knowledge complete by laying bare its purpose.
In more classical terms, knowledge acquires value only if it has aided in the creation of things new and wonderful, or it brings you into communion with a larger whole you have not realized before.
In this way, I am an intellectual but not an intellectualist. I pursue knowledge not as an end unto itself. In the same way, I promote
myself and my ideas not for my own glory. Everything I do, everything I know, from now on, serves a greater purpose…