No one grows from ceasing to allow themselves to know more about what they think they already know.
You always do this, "I know this already"
"Waste of my time"
Do you know what my center is?
Know thyself, and by knowing yourself you must realize that you are a dynamic living sentient being dealing with a highly unpredictable dynamic environment.
Life changes, circumstances change, but if you stay true to yourself and what you love, you must commit to fostering and facilitating those things.
There is no carrot, there is no enlightenment, there is inevitable death, that's all.
So, what's left, the life that you as an adult *choose* to live.
The more you know the more you grow, intellectually, and even spiritually.
But, there are sometimes when you have to just let go of your(pl.) need to mentally understand and control your surroundings, sometimes the answer also lies in just letting go, letting go.
I like to do both.