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How We Think: John Dewey on the Art of Reflection and Fruitful Curiosity in an Age of Instant Opinions and Information Overload
How We Think: John Dewey on the Art of Reflection and Fruitful Curiosity in an Age of Instant Opinions and Information Overload

“To maintain the state of doubt and to carry on systematic and protracted inquiry — these are the essentials of thinking.”

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Shonda Rhimes on Dreaming vs. Doing, the Tradeoffs of Success, and the Blinders of Entitlement
Shonda Rhimes on Dreaming vs. Doing, the Tradeoffs of Success, and the Blinders of Entitlement

“You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day — so start writing.”

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Claiming an Education: Adrienne Rich’s Spectacular 1977 Commencement Address
Claiming an Education: Adrienne Rich’s Spectacular 1977 Commencement Address

“Responsibility to yourself means that you don’t fall for shallow and easy solutions.”

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How to Learn: Lewis Carroll’s Four Rules for Digesting Information and Mastering the Art of Reading
How to Learn: Lewis Carroll’s Four Rules for Digesting Information and Mastering the Art of Reading

“Mental recreation is a thing that we all of us need for our mental health.”

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William Styron on Why Formal Education Is a Waste of Time for Writers
William Styron on Why Formal Education Is a Waste of Time for Writers

“For a person whose sole burning ambition is to write — like myself — college is useless beyond the Sophomore year.”

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Leo Buscaglia on Education, Industrialized Conformity, and How Stereotypes and Labels Limit Love
Leo Buscaglia on Education, Industrialized Conformity, and How Stereotypes and Labels Limit Love

“Labels are distancing phenomena. They push us away from each other.”

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