A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. Proverbs 18:2
In the world we seek to "find ourselves". We want to know how to improve ourself for ourself. Show the world our best self. God's word also tells us that the wisdom of the world is foolishness with Him and that the Wisdom of God is foolishness with the world.
God tells us to love the the Lord God with all our heart and to Love others. We are not to consider ourself above others. The world certainly does make a good show of caring for others-they feed and clothe the poor, they stand for those who cannot stand for themselves, create and enforce laws for our protection. But to whom do they give the glory? If not to God then they are claiming it for themselves therefore they are truly serving self.
I have been on a search for self and while there seem to be periodic revelation of self...there is no growth based on my finding of self. I often don't like what I find and without the Lord I am unable to do anything about the findings.
I have come to the conclusion that it is wiser to seek and to know Jesus. To obey His commandments to Love God and Others. By losing self I may truly discover the person Jesus Created me to be.