I fell in love with the thought that a human life could be a priestly conduit, a connecting link between earth and sky. As I grew and stumbled and, most important, as I began to love and be loved, I realized that the ultimate priest is the lover inside us
You're not really necessarily the coolest guy in their life.
You are a conduit to the really cool people.
Epistemology is the study of knowledge. By what conduit do we know what we know?