Like a ship heading across a wine-dark sea, the course of our lives can be greatly affected by small changes early in the voyage. Over time, small changes in direction lead to vastly different destinations.
“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.” – Plato
A young person’s education sets their course through life. Our mission is to help set a course that serves mind, heart, and body over a life time.
Life long learning ahead
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. – Aristotle
Our books, courses, and tutoring services all work to nurture a love of learning that will last a life time. With support, early successes and “Eureka!” moments become virtuous cycle.
When your student sees their opportunity to join the ongoing conversation that is civilization, they will never be able to turn away from the high road of learning, thinking, and contributing.
[If] you have as part of the habitual furniture of your mind the past ages of man, his slow and partial emergence out of barbarism, and the brevity of his total existence in comparison with astronomical epochs — if, I say, such thoughts have molded your habitual feelings … you will have, beyond your immediate activities, purposes that are distant and slowly unfolding, in which you are not an isolated individual but one of the great army of those who have led mankind towards a civilized existence. If you have attained to this outlook, a certain deep happiness will never leave you, whatever your personal fate may be. Life will become a communion with the great of all ages, and personal death no more than a negligible incident. – Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
I know, I’ve done it myself. I was a latchkey kid left in a house full of books. I wasted a lot of time on TV, but I also read the encyclopedia and selections from the Great Books. I rose from a normal, suburban child of the 1970’s to write award-winning history, success in business, and even lecturing at UCLA. Now, I focus my efforts on teaching others to develop the habits and use the tools I’ve discovered along the way.