To the Cave of Wisdom and Life came three seekers. The guard at the gate said, "Before you enter you must answer one question: How far do you wish to go into the Cave of Wisdom and Life?"
The three went into consultation and discussion about their answer. After awhile they returned to the guard, who asked again, "How far do you wish to go into the Cave of Wisdom and Life?"
And they answered, "Not really very far; just enough to say we've been there."
And as T. S. Eliot wrote, "Where is the life we've lost in living?"