Philosophy is not necessarily about the answers tho, it is mostly about asking the right questions.
People and ideas spoken by someone else do not necessarily relate to you, your personality, you desedion making process, your life in most ways.
What schools of thought you adhere to is vital yes and having and opposing view to that will help somewhat. But to base one's entire reality on just a single ideological conflict is more damaging (just look at religion and notable its fanatical followers).
Instead do as the wise men mentioned no doubt hoped to inspire you to do in the first place: question, question yourself, question their statements, question what are your limits and desires.
Out of that you will eventually have a better understanding of yourself, maybe to a point when you will no longer need to use their theses as platform for internal struggles of yourself.
Philosophy is art of the question. ASK ones whom know you most.