A person can only be the sum of the knowledge he or she has acquired. What we know is what makes us who we are.
There are those who seek knowledge and those who seek truth. Knowledge may or may not lead to truth, and truth, at best, is based on cognition, so it goes back to what you know to be true!
Knowing more is being more: the quality of the knowledge however, also affects the outcome of the being….
And that is the end of that thought.