From one of the great teachers, Fr. James Schall, in his Another Sort of Learning:
Seeking is what life is about, this life that we are given, and we begin our search from our own insufficiency. But we are not alone, and this is testified to by the many men and women who have gone before us, those who did not live in our own time or in our own place. Sometimes we can find our way because others have found theirs, because they realized that the higher things were worth pursuit, as Aristotle told us and our religious tradition has often repeated to us.