A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week #157

This much I will concede: Because of the times we live in, all of us, young and old, do not spend enough time and effort thinking about the meaning of life. We do not look inside of ourselves enough to understand our strengths and weaknesses, and we do not look around enough – at the world, in history – to ask the deepest and broadest questions. The solution surely is that, even now, we could all use a little bit more of a liberal education.

– from Chapter Six, “In Defense of Today’s Youth,” in In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria

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