His truth had to sacrifice, in some part, the beauty aspect of knowledge and learning in favor of becoming useful.
Wow, Betta, that closing bit so nails what Capitalism has done to society, to all of us. Education has become basic training in commercial methods. The only reason to go to school is to be able to get a good job. That really, really sucks. What a cynical, utilitarian time we live in. The notion that the true purpose of education might to be to create well-rounded, free-thinking people is laughed at today.