To gain understanding in all forms through learning, talking, experiencing, relating, thinking. To never settle on the personal, to strive to live in the transcendental, finding ultimate truth outside of individual or aggregate human existence.
"A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions." -Marcus Aurelius
"Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind." -Henry David Thoreau
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor." – Henry David Thoreau