Inscribed upon the two pillars at the entrance to the Oracle at Delphi were the two essential pieces of advice for having a successful and healthy life: “Nothing in excess,” and “Know thyself.” It is a warning to pay no attention to the opinion of the multitude.
Growth comes through self-examination and self-awareness. Know thyself. In our case, it was our commitment to our mutual goal of personal and artistic development that has allowed us to learn and help each other grow. We may not know the meaning of life, but we have come to know the meaning of our life.