Reading for the Soul

By what measure do we speak of maturity? What is maturity but being steeped in the truth and having a well-formed inclination to act according to that truth not as an ideal but as reality?

In “The Joy of Reading Great Works”, Kathleen Nielson asks,

Why should we make time to read great books? What should we read? How should we read most effectively?

Let the reader read her article and weigh carefully whether reading great books is a real experience or merely the making of a mirage. As for the one who reads deeply, is he naïve and unversed in the reality of things, or is he steadily gaining wisdom in the truth beneath the appearances?

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