You have noted three classes of men:
- Those who achieved wisdom by themselves.
- Those who require a teacher to achieve wisdom, and want it.
- Those who can achieve wisdom but must be driven towards it by another.
All three of these, you say, Epicurus praises. I vaguely recall there being three divisions in Buddhism of people who are in one of several states of progress, but it’s not really my wheelhouse, and I can’t recall them specifically.
The thing I take from this letter, is that it should be okay for us to need, ask for, and receive help in our learning and our progress. Chance are *very* high that we’re not the first class of folks above.