“The true university of these days is a collection of books.”
– Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher and writer
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Thomas Carlyle was born in 1795. He was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era.
What do you think Carlyle’s quote might say if he lived today in the era of Google, mobile apps, and voice recognition software? He would undoubtedly have included blogs, audio, video and a host of other modalities from which to choose.
Consider watching the 1959 Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough at Last” where the main character, the coke-bottle-glasses wearing Henry Bemis, explores his voracious appetite to read and learn.
What are your preferred methods of educating yourself in this time of such variety?
How can you make a bit more time for your own pursuit of continuous learning and take a self-declared advanced degree in any subject you choose?