Learning For A Reason

The Daily Stoic; Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman; New York: Penguin, 2016, p. 204

The difference between learning in a way that leads to a fruitful life for self and the world and learning that doesn’t go that way is the difference between wisdom and knowledge. A genius may use her or his knowledge and skills for irrelevant or harmful ends; a wise man or woman uses his or her skills in a way that deepens the spirit and gladdens the world.

There are evil geniuses, but no evil wise ones. Something to think about…

2 thoughts on “Learning For A Reason

  1. David Anderson

    A little serendipity–yesterday my brother sent me a copy of “The Daily Dad” by Ryan Holiday. My brother Michael reads Marcus Aurelius and the Stoics, but I haven’t–but I may have to read more of Holiday.

    1. Johnna Post author

      I haven’t picked up any of Holiday’s other works – let me know how “The Daily Dad” goes. Thanks, David!


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