Category Archives: Teaching Yourself

On Silence, Solitude, and the Courage to Know Yourself

“In much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.” Something strange and wondrous begins to happen when one spends … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything

It’s never been easier, or more important, to grow your own knowledge base. Here’s what the science of self-directed learning can teach you. Who can resist the romanticism of self-taught achievers? They didn’t need school. They didn’t need “the system.” … Continue reading

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