Those souls who take refuge in a contemplative life can be freed from the delusions and the suffering that one may come across in the daily events of life. However most of us do not have that opportunity, we have to live in this real world of ours. That being said, it is essential to strip things down to the bare minimum. It is absolutely vital in discovering the truth or at least how much of the truth that we’re ever going to find out. Everything else is opinion, speculation, and guesswork.