Well said; knowing is one thing….practicing is another.
Human personality is not a thing, it’s an act. Life is about both, knowing and being.
Everything in existence is for a purpose. Like mosquitoes, grapes, or even a night club. Therefore we also exist for a purpose. What then is our purpose? To seek pleasure? Check if mind allows for that kind of thought.
By the way, the way you said your time stage of your life, looks like you are in late eighties:-)