Open your mind to new and wise thoughts from a life lived over eighty years. Access the books that initiate you into such thoughts, provided you can forget the author's bad choices. Everyone messes up once in a while.
Truth and beauty were equated by English poets, and there is something in them that attracts the human mind.The beauty of truth is that it is often so simple as to be graspable by even a seven-year-old, a child.
Truth is often disdained by people who don't appreciate what Western Civilization has given them. Look at the World Trade Center bombers. They flew the very planes that were a legacy of the Wright brothers. Where? To their deaths--never appreciating the life, the only life, they would ever have.
Western civilization acknowledges an after-life, but not for terrorist fanatics.