Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. –Robert Frost
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects. –Robert M. Hitchins
My own education operated by a succession of eye-openers each invovling the repudiation of some previously held belief. –George Bernard Shaw
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all. –Thomas Szasz (www.gloomboomdoom.com)
A Young Reader’s Question
How do I become a great investor?
CSInvesting: Well, it might be too late for you. I started at age eight, and I struggle to keep the pace. 🙂 However, if you still wish to learn, read widely and experience life. Start a small business. Sell T-shirts or think of a fun business where you can sell products to your classmates.
My grandfather’s advice: “John, that’s your name right?” http://youtu.be/AloNERbBXcc
Buffett’s lecture to Indian business students (MUST SEE): http://youtu.be/4xinbuOPt7c (Value the business BEFORE you see the price.)
A Course in Charlie Munger’s Worldly Wisdom
The journey towards worldly wisdom travels through two equally important territories. Firstly, learning significant concepts from the different disciplines (“the big ideas”). Secondly, learning to recognize patterns of similarities among them.
Course Outline for Worldly Wisdom
Track down more lectures: http://www.safalniveshak.com/fundoo-professor-called-sanjay-bakshi/
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
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