Originally Posted by Klangedin
I've often felt dissatisfaction with life as an earning potential and that gathering stuff as a life purpose makes life an never ending game of intrigue of who can get the best out of each other.
Agreed, materialism is a pretty empty quest, but I have often contemplated whether it becomes the default for those who haven’t been able to work out how to set their aspirations on something more worthwhile.

Originally Posted by Klangedin
I tend to contemplate the value of experience rather then the value of facts and the my subjective opinion is a better guide that reason.
My take is that experience and facts are both important and should complement each other. I agree that personal experiences can and should inform us on how to evaluate new information to incorporate them as ‘facts’ in our understanding of the universe and our place in it.

I think, ideally, we should always be ready and willing to adapt our internal model of reality as new information presents.