"It would have ben splendid...if the wine was as cold as the soup, the beef as rare as the service, the brandy as old as the fish and the maid as willing as the duchess" Winston Churchill when asked about dinner
If you cannot explain it to a six year old then you don't understand it yourself!
If you have a garden and a library, then you will have everything you need
The first 40 years of life give us the text and the next 30 supply the commentary
A pilot once said "I would rather be on the tarmac wishing we were in the air than in the air wishing we were on the tarmac".