I used to avoid reading anything philosophy related because I felt it always left me more puzzled & lost than before I started reading. I never found it fruitful. You read, lose the sense of certainty you had about things & thus feel lost & like all you’ve done is wasted time, which is partially true. You don’t gain real knowledge that you can share or use when reading about philosophy. However, you do gain something, as I’ve later discovered (or think I have). Philosophy has a way of forcing you into analyzing things. If not to arrive at a conclusion about the subject you are questioning then just for admiring it for how it is, how it became & how it could’ve become. It alters your way of thinking & gives you another dimension to look at. It shows you that there may be other variables/possibilities that you aren’t aware of, which you need to consider. Another thing it does (or at least it did for me) is that it makes it harder for you to state things with total confidence. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing I haven’t decided yet.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that we’re all lost because we simply don’t know. And isn’t it better to know you’re lost than to be blindly in denial of it?