Knowledge of the self is as important as knowledge of the external world.*
You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. **
Whether all the ducks in our outer world line up or not, there comes an itch.
For those who don’t find some way of distracting themselves there’s the itch for meaning and purpose.
Then we notice there are some ducks to line up on the inside, too.
*From Sir Ken Robinson’s Out of Our Minds;