The poet Matthew Arnold often said that to be truly educated, you and I must get to know

“the best which has been thought and said in the world”

For in the world’s great books, “on all the matters which most concern us,” we can find “criticism of life by gifted men, alive and active with extraordinary power at an unusual number of points.” In other words, in those great books, we can find wisdom.

So, all posts marked “Wisdom” at the Action Learning Club will be timely, relevant selections from the world’s great books. Think of these posts as a running stream of humanity’s greatest hits. And think of our comment pages as a way to discuss “the best which has been thought and said” with people all over the world.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michael Palmer
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 04:41:58

    This ‘Wisdom’ suggests that a Liberal Arts curriculum must be taken “to be truly educated”. Perhaps this explains why most College graduates studying “Business”, “Economics”, “Communication”, etc. have little understanding of Western Civilization and its Culture.


  2. Prince
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 10:05:57

    Wisdom is positive application of intelligence.


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