Posted on 5th June, 2023

Aldous Huxley was in the habit of reading Emcyclopaedia Brittanica from cover to cover, which prompted Bertrand Russell to remark that one could always tell which volume he was on by his conversation.


Polymaths can be derided but surely we all were once.


That is to say, at school the subject would change - sometimes startlingly so - every forty minutes, and one regarded this as normal. Why not regain the spirit of youth by doing so throughout life?

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