“I did not finish high school, I didn’t even complete the tenth grade, and throughout my whole life, I’ve read extensively – it’s how I’ve educated myself.”
(Via Brain Pickings.)
I was telling a student today about the long tradition of self-education via reading. It seems so foreign now.
My grandfather, who left school in the third grade to work, read the New York Times every day in his later life.
I try to read it every day too (free copies are available on campus), but I only blog it on Sundays.
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