Wednesday, July 13, 2011

great quote....

....found via buzz.
Keep reading real books. Read mysteries with slow and sometimes scary paths of discovery that lead to logical ends.  
Keep reading fiction and poetry. The best of it tells truths about life and human nature that textbooks will never explore. Read beautiful descriptions that make your breath catch in wonder. 
In big bites or small, keep reading the foundational documents of our culture. The Bible. The Institutes of the Christian Religion. The Magna Carta. The Mayflower Compact. The Articles of Confederation. The Declaration of Independence. The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787. The Constitution. The Federalist Papers, The Anti-Federalist Papers. The debates in the Congressional Record.  
Read a lot less stupid news, a little less smart news, and a lot more of the documents of present day culture. Read court decisions on subjects that interest you. (They aren't that hard.)  
Keep doing math and don't skip geometry. (We like Life of Fred for all ages!) 
Study logic and then study it some more. Know most fallacies when you see them. 
Debate with people you love, who love you. Don't be afraid; a difference of opinion is not inherently poisonous. 
Watch a documentary and think hard. Watch a good drama and think harder. 
Listen to more good music and less fleeting trash. 
Hold onto what is precious with all your heart and mind and both hands, because there is one who will steal it away if the door is not closed to him. 
Have children and give 'em all you've got and all they'll take. Give a hand up to the next generation in every way you can. 
And trust. If what we see here crumbles, something else will arise. Civilizations have crumbled before and John 3:16 implies the promise that is everywhere in Scripture. 
Great, or what?
Still not sure about the Geometry, though..... :)

FYI: the quote is by Valerie Jacobson


  1. I love it! Except for the geometry part... *sigh* Every once in a while I wonder to myself, "Am I *really* going to use any of this in real life?" I guess the only way to find out is to finish it. :)

    Love and Blessings,
    Elizabeth Rose