To go to the source, especially in America, calls for a new heartfelt appreciation of ideas in and for themselves. Perhaps ideas are the single most precious miracle in human existence. For ideas determine our goals of action, our styles of art, our values of character, our religious practices and even our ways of loving.
In my couseling practice I have found this to be so, so true. Most people have inadequate ideas for their current and future lives. They have essentially outgrown their ideas. Some ideas were appropriate and fitting to their pasts. Other ideas were useless or even destructive from the get-go. What would it look like to do an "idea assessment" periodically to see if we need to "trade up"?