No one pays attention when you know something; they notice when you don’t know. Haven’t you ever tried to show off your amazing piece of knowledge and nobody cared? But when everyone in the group except you knew the answer you looked foolish? It’s not what you know, it’s what you don’t know that’s important (no-knowledge.)
You can’t compete with the group if you haven’t read the book. You can’t have a brilliant discussion about the speaker if you missed the conference. You can’t swoon over Harry’s physique if you haven’t seen The Deathly Hallows. The things you don’t know define you.
How can you apply what you haven’t learned? How can you grow if you haven’t experienced? If you haven’t read the Bible, how will you apply what’s inside? If you aren’t taking advantage of the gazillion amounts of free resources online then you aren’t reaching your goal; which is lessening the amount of your no-knowledge. Our amount of no-knowledge is far greater than what we do know. The goal is to get that number as close to zero as you can.