Remember the innate wisdom of the Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A farmer can plant and water the seed, but he cannot make the seed die and grow, for there are circumstances outside of his control.
The farmer knows the extent of his responsibility.
Same goes with us as human beings.
We can study which hormones of pleasure activate inside of us when we eat chocolate, or what happens to our nervous system when we feel fear and what part of the brain is involved in our reaction to stress BUT, we still have no control over what happens there.
Our responsibility is not biological, or cognitive, but spiritual.
Understanding what causes the fear, or when and why we feel like eating chocolate, is our job.
Medication tries to cause life outside of us by changing what is happening inside of us.
But this is going about things the other way round.
Of course, if we stay unaware of what is happening to us for too long, we will end up needing to take the medicine, but it does not have to be this way.
If we would just be willing to pay attention, be sensitive to the way we feel, and to know how and when things affect us, we would be doing a better job.
It has been a long time since ancient Greek philosophy asked the right questions and considered human beings as a whole "mind, body and soul", always.
The fact that now, academical knowledge receives more accolades than inner intuitive knowledge, does not mean that intuitive knowledge has disappeared.
We can become "numbed" to that intuitive part of us, but it has not died.
Sometimes, we simply "know" something to be true, or wrong.
If we would just be willing to reconnect with that part of us, we would see life differently.
Paying attention to how we feel when we eat in the morning and when we don't; when we drink tea after 2pm and when we don't; when we study, or work, in a cafeteria with music and noise, at home alone, or in a library, and why; if we concentrate better when we listen to things, or when we read them; when we study, or work, in the morning or in the evening; what kind of workout leaves us with no energy at all and what kind of workout gives us more energy; what types of people drain us and what types don't; what our values are and if we live according to them, or if we tend to shrink under the pressure of society, and the world, and when, and why; our awareness of our thoughts and what percentage of the time, this is the job.
And so much more...
Being aware is the key that tells us when we need help and what kind of help, and when we need to change our ways, or investigate about a specific topic and acquire a new skill.
For intuition does not replace knowledge, but it tells us which knowledge to go about and why.
"Practical wisdom enables virtuous living" (Aristotle; 385-323 B.C:E)
Be your own research.