Factors which contribute to the confusion/revelation/growth cycle:
1) Observations of past
2) Expectations of future
4) Fear, doubt
6) Encounters with others
We might see this as a miniature "scientific method" where hypothesis is replaced through contrary evidence, and new hypotheses take their place.
I will fully admit that at this point in my life (June 2016) I have no clear idea what was on my mind when this was written, but who knows, it might make sense to someone or even to a future me.