There is perhaps nothing quite as exciting or important, as learning something about ourselves, be it positive or negative. How can we possibly hope to discover new and potentially interesting destinations if we have little or no real idea of who we are and why? How can we possibly ensure the productive evolution of our perception without a clearer vision of ourselves and a better understanding of the manner in which we choose to look at our environment and that of others?

This process requires profound and prolonged introspection and constant, sincere interaction with others. It is both painful and pleasurable. It requires integrity and a thick skin. It is the source of all real adventure and the beginning of an understanding of the human condition. It is, therefore, fundamental to all forms of progress.