What do you read when you want to become wiser?
March 5, 2014 § 4 Comments
I’m not going to comment further on the specifics of what I was reading (it was more than a single issue and it really seems to be more complex than what many are allowing for in their 140 character comments), but instead, thinking in part on the religious season that began today for me and in part on what I seem to be wanting to read more lately, I’m going to pause for a minute from presenting my own views on matters and instead inquire about something more universal: works that inspire a sense of developing wisdom.
What works out there should one read in order to broaden one’s horizons or to think deeper about life and the greater humanity in which we live and operate? I know there are some who will say the obvious ones, like the Bible or Confucius’s Analects or the Tao te Ching or perhaps the writings of Thomas Merton or Sor Juana, just to name a few that come to mind. What works are out there that you’ve read and felt as though you grew in your understanding of self and others? Curious to know what I’ve overlooked so far in life and what might benefit people to have considered while reading.