I think education is a wonderful thing and the teachings of our deepest thinkers make a wonderful contribution to the advancement of human knowledge.
There are a lot of things though, that don't require a great deal of in-depth analysis to be understood at a level sufficient to live a decent and fulfilling life.
Hippocrates summed up, in three simple words, how to show respect, compasssion and care for all humankind: "Do no harm".
Sometimes, less is more.*
*And I'm aware that coming from me... the writer of the longest posts in the history of TFS......... that is quite a statement.
Someone once said that the more simple something is, the more difficult and complex it is to explain. That person may or may not have been a deep thinker.....
I genuinely find that "life's lessons" are on offer every moment of every day. If we presume that they can only come from "deep thinkers" (let alone the self proclaimed preachers in our midst) then most can easily pass us by.
On a more personal note, I found myself engulfed in our world's "Holy" books quite early on. In many ways, choice never came into it, more the cards I was dealt. We all have our own starting point, when (as the Good Book says!) we must begin to "work out our own salvation with fear and trembling."
We are all unique. We all have our "starting points". I think now that no "holy" Book or Faith is a necessity, but they have been my lifeblood.