This and more good stuff can be found here. This quote came from "Sacred Family Records,"
Family histories can teach us about our families and about ourselves. As one family history specialist explained: "Genealogy is not family group record forms, pedigree charts, microfilms, name abbreviations, and technical regulations. These are only tools. Genealogy is the study of one's family, the study of our ancestors— their birth, their childhood, their dreams, their marriages, their occupations, their children, their deaths. And because these things in the past all have an impact on the present, in a very real sense, genealogy is a study of one's self" (George D. Durrant, "Doing Genealogy," Ensign, Apr. 1985, p. 18).
Genealogy is the study of one's self.
It's time to start studying myself :).