This is by no means a new topic here on the Ignorant Historian. [Time out. Should there be quotes around a blog title? Italics? Seems like it should be treated like a book or a play, and the post titles be treated like smaller works like articles. If anyone knows of anything about this, I'd love to hear it. Actually, this goes nicely with the theme of this post!]
I obviously love to learn, which is why I read so much. Even still, there are times when I enjoy learning more than others. And this is one of them.
Of the five books I’m reading now (I read across 5 categories: current (since 1950) fiction, classic fiction, biography, spiritual growth, and other nonfiction), all 5 are hard to put down. I’m enjoying them, and learning, and pondering about many different things, posts to come. The thought of continuing my formal studies is appealing, until I realize that higher degrees get more specific, not more broad. There’s not one thing that I want to learn everything about, but there are plenty of things I want to learn a little about. I want to be well-rounded, not an expert (except maybe in learning).
If I had to choose ONE area to study, I’m not sure what I’d choose. Nineteenth-century literature, perhaps? What about you?
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