Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
This is telling us that we must try many ways to gain wisdom. Sometimes it means that we must separate ourselves from the things that get in the way of making our lives better.
As I get older I find that the things that use to be important are not important now. One thing that use to not be important but is now is being alone. I like to wake up really early before anyone in the house wakes up. It gives me time to read and learn. I also get to drink a couple of cups of coffee and sit in my easy chair while I read.
We are only here on the 3rd rock from the sun for a short time. We have things that must be done before we move on to the next stage of life. You must find ways to gain knowledge so that it can help to complete your task, even if it means finding time to be alone.