The lion cannot protect himself from traps and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps and a lion to frighten wolves.
Niccolo Machiavelli from The Prince
Books have been my guiding light.💡 I will admit I listen to mostly non fiction. I am inquisitive by nature. Books help me to answer the big and small questions. But classical literature is part of a proper literary education. Make time for the classics. I’ll warn you audio books and learning can be addictive. I spent a significant portion of my life with earbuds in.
You might say I am an amateur philosopher, historian, economist, psychologist, strategist, astrophysicist, geneticist and botanist.
I just love The Great Courses and Modern Scholar Series. These are books actually written and read by college professors. They offer a wide variety of subject matter. I have a profound appreciation for For Dummies and Idiots Guide.
There’s nothing more satiating than learning a new word.
Feel free to download my ever-increasing list of useful words for everyday life. (Link directly below)
Learn your root words as well.
Some good examples:
-bell (bellicose, belligerent, antebellum)
-fac (factory, benefactor, facility)
-mal (malady, malnourished, malignant)
-spect (spectacles, spectator, spectrum)
The greatest battles you fight will be against yourself.