Where are we going? How are we getting there? Who are we and how did all this happen?
These are the questions that Philosophers have been asking for centuries.
I, however, was more concerned about my beer bottle opener. I was sure that if those same learned gentleman were here today they would be asking the same relevant question. How do we open the beer?
Imagine questions about universal truths taking second place to a bottle of beer. But the practical realty of the situation, recognized by all informed gentleman, was that a thirst must be quenched before world issues could be tackled and that required the opener. To any practical mind that truth was elementary. And thus another agreement was reached that transcended the ages.