Pursuit of wisdom and meaningful philosophy of life was achieved through extensive reading of challenging books, with a focus on self-education, role models, and mind-expansion.
Extensive reading, primarily of challenging books, was the author’s way of pursuing wisdom and a meaningful philosophy of life. Formal education has limitations, and taking responsibility for one’s education is essential. Role models are important in teaching, for example, providing a sense of the kind of life and worldview to cultivate. Reading for mind-expansion and seeking out difficult books are critical to a good education. The recommendation is to read one or two challenging books each year, even if it means reading slowly. The author’s daily routine includes reading in the morning, at lunch and dinner, and before bed, finding joy and refreshment in the practice.