Written by on July 14, 2010 in Basics Of Self Education - 17 Comments


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  1. Demetria July 14, 2010 at 10:01 am · Reply

    So glad you’re posting again!

  2. James July 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm · Reply

    I am very very happy you are back Jamie! Keep posting. I always enjoy your texts.

  3. Jim July 14, 2010 at 3:51 pm · Reply

    What a wonderful surprise to see you writing on this site again. I have missed your thoughtful comments and practical suggestions.

  4. Nicole July 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm · Reply

    Welcome back, you have been missed!

  5. Jamie July 15, 2010 at 1:30 am · Reply

    Thanks, friends. Always nice to be remembered when I return from a break! :o)

  6. Miguel Camalando July 15, 2010 at 4:58 am · Reply

    I am very glad for the first time to be added on your posting list.
    I will make use of your insightful letters and messages, keep them coming.
    Much appreciated.

    Miguel C.

  7. Amiteshwar July 15, 2010 at 11:36 pm · Reply

    Welcome back 🙂

  8. Julie Carle July 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm · Reply

    Great motivating thoughts Jamie, I may use this site to stimulate more discussions for Bob and Sue in their learning journey as adults returning to Higher Education http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/4103

  9. Meg July 20, 2010 at 11:07 am · Reply

    This was one of the best blog posts I’ve read in awhile. Not just because I love Emerson, but I’ve never felt particularly attracted to The American Scholar speech. I thought “Nature” or “Self-Reliance” more in tune with his concepts … but here, you’ve re-introduced me to the essay and shed light on it in a way I hadn’t thought about before. I also admire how you’ve broken it into actionable steps for the average person to follow, in concise and spirited language. Brava to you! It’s always difficult bringing dead people – especially dead philosophers – to light. Thank you! I shall begin my own intellectual independence; it sounds both exciting and challenging.

  10. Nathalie July 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm · Reply

    This was inspiring! Thank you so much!

  11. brandi July 23, 2010 at 3:53 am · Reply

    New reader here. So glad I found this blog.

  12. Anonymous July 28, 2010 at 4:31 pm · Reply

    Harold Bloom has some interesting pointers relating to poets who struggle to break free of the traditions that inspired them and to find their own (strong) independent voices and thoughts:


    Despite the fact that poets and scholars are different, perhaps similar principles can be adapted to your ends.

  13. Elevic Pernis August 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm · Reply

    I haven’t read that Emerson speech yet, but I certainly agree with the ideas you’ve mentioned.

  14. Cassandra August 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm · Reply

    I found your blog after you had stopped posting. So when I stumbled across a new post, I was EXCITED. Please keep posting! I’m just starting my self-education.

  15. Allison August 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm · Reply

    What a great post — I’ve just returned from a break myself and spent time “learning from nature” with my 6 year old. Watching (sharing in) her delight as we spent hours on a shoreline was a GIFT all around. Learning / joy of learning before my eyes. Glad you are posting again!

  16. Michael Corayer December 18, 2010 at 11:01 am · Reply

    Glad to see this post. The American Scholar is one of my favorite Emerson works, I find it’s much clearer than some of his other famous works like The Oversoul or Self-Reliance. I would have loved to see him actually give the lecture, but reading the words alone is enough to motivate and inspire me. I highly recommend that everyone read it.

  17. George January 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm · Reply

    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.

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