When we practice is to complement, to augment yourself. Learning Buddhism is just one of the skillful means. All kinds of behavior are just actions that extended from our thoughts; all kinds of results come from that action. The action leads to a result. And different kinds of action arise from different thought. Different thought, different reaction leads to different result. This is universal truth.
Everyone possesses mind. Can have thoughts that have action that lead to results. So if you want to augment yourself, you can start from your thought. If you can’t change your thought, you can’t change your action and the result. This is the principle truth.
So this is why we learn Buddhism; learning Buddhism is just a tool, we have to be very clear about this.