Just read this in a marvel of an essay by James Schall that I appeal to you to read and contemplate:
Education means that we seek to know (and see and hear and taste and feel) what is. To do this, we must free ourselves. And we free ourselves by encountering the myriads of particular things amid which we live and whose ultimate cause of being we wonder about.
Here’s a link to the essay, from The University Bookman. Please read it.