Saturday, October 8, 2011

Braving the Great Philosophers

Intimidating is the word.  You’ve never actually met the man, but just hearing his name makes you wince.  The worst part of it is, he’s been dead for years.
This man could be Milton, Socrates, Plato, Shakespeare, or even Charles Dickens.  Maybe the last time you read Dickens was the night before your ten page paper was due on his book, “A Tale of Two Cities” – back in high school.  Or perhaps you’ve attempted the feat of reading Shakespeare or Milton, but just haven’t been able to get into it enough to keep going.  – Maybe you love to read the Iliad, but just haven’t had time lately!
Now is the time to get involved in these all-time classics.  If it’s hard to find time in the day to sit down and read, now you don’t have to.  Audiobooks on the fly.  Philosophize with Plato while you make dinner, or listen to Paradise Lost while you drive to and from work every day.  Surf the net to “The Tempest.” 
No excuses, now is the time to take that step and listen to that book you’ve been meaning to, but just haven’t gotten around to reading yet.

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