These days, I think of therapy as training in life skills. We generally manage to live, but most of us could do it "better" - get more satisfaction from it, create fewer obstacles for ourselves, experience less conflict. And one path towards that is being as aware as possible of what we're thinking and feeling, and what our underlying assumptions are.
I sense that I could head off on a long tangent here, without a clear sense of direction, so I'll stop. Anyway, glad you found it worth thinking about.