We are too arrogant. We believe we know what is needed to be known, yet we wallow in our ignorance refusing to admit to ourselves that we are insignificant beings with a barely a fraction of all knowledge that there is to be learned or discovered.
I cannot know without being shown or taught. Until know, my brain has never spontaneously generated the answers I seek. I had to read it from a book or be taught. Like many, I have been taught many false teachings and read many lies. It took the comparison of vast amounts of information and deep reflection to realize these first teachings were the sloppy strokes of an ignorant painter.