It’s why we spend so many years in classrooms, and why those who apply themselves to their lessons do the best in life. Humans thrive on information; without it we are beggars or thieves who eek a subsistence at best. A lifetime of study would not gain all there is to know. That makes society important, where each of us can work with what we do learn to gain or create productive employment from which we and others benefit. In destructive societies that denigrate knowledge and those who seek it, that only happens in the most rudimentary way.