“When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.” -Seneca
In all matters, would you rather go 100 feet wide and 1 foot deep? Or 1 foot wide and 100 deep? The stoics would largely argue it is better to be focused on depth. It is far preferable to build an intimate friendship with philosophy rather than a shallow acquaintance with many things. By spending time on the surface of many topics, the unimportant has that much more room to take over. By making and spending significant time on philosophy, principles and how to live, we can approach the unimportant acquaintances properly. Anchor yourself to the important, secure yourself to philosophy. Block out the shallow, and go deep.