"He that increases knowledge increases sorrow."
-Bible: Ecclesiatics 1:18
Oy! How true!
"None is poor but he who lacks knowlege."
-Abaye. Talmud: Nedarim 41a
Also true. What is worth more than knowledge? What else is worth pursuing compared to it?
It would seem that thinking people (who I try to emulate) are always running after sadness.
Something to think about...though, on the other hand, maybe not.
Perhaps Socrates has the answer:
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy."
And it would seem the Gemara agrees.
"A beautiful wife makes for happiness and her husband's days are doubled."
- Talmud: Tebamoth 63b
Perhaps it is love which is worth more than knowledge. Though there's no reason one can't do both, right?
Methinks maybe I should charge up my social life a bit.