It would seem that there is a kind of proper basic truth that is readily grasped by ordinary thinkers. On the other hand, there seems to be a much more complex understanding of truth that is grasped by great thinkers like Edwards or Augustine.
One must ask whether or not the deep exploration of truth that yields greater understanding provides an adequate return on energy. The whole notion of an adequate return of energy implies a certain kind of ethic. But if we warrant, for now, that one’s life must be dedicated towards some significant achievement/output, then we might ask whether or not a satisfactory grasp of the proper basic truth is enough.
My inclination is to delve deeply, but I must wonder as to whether or not all this “delving” will yield a return that will justify its cost. In any event, I can’t stop.