While I absolutely support reading "classic" authors along with others, it is not at all the case that such knowledge produces compassion or reflection. It has often been pointed out that members of Hitler's SAS were deeply read in great literature.
>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> 11/6/2007 9:59 AM >>>
Their capacity, say, for compassion. As well as for philosophic
reflection on our human predicament.
Marcia Karp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
What profound affects did you see?
Chokh Raj wrote: I recall that my commerce students' slightest exposure to the classics
affected them (their human consciousness) in a profound manner. An
exclusive pursuit of practical careers, I suppose, might pave the way for
worldly success but, I'm afraid, it leaves much to be desired in the growth
of our human personality. Reminded of Eliot's teacher, Irving Babbitt's
stress on the classics.
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