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Got Shakespeare?

“Have you read a work of Shakespeare’s?”

“A work by Shakespeare – teeming with the most vital ideas about the inner development of man, showing the whole grandeur of human misery and existence. What do I miss as a human being, if I have never heard of the Second Law of Thermodynamics? Nothing. And what do I miss by not knowing Shakespeare? Unless I get my understanding from another source, I simply miss my life. Shall we tell our children that one thing is as good as another – here a bit of knowledge of physics and there a bit of knowledge of literature? If we do so, the sins of the father will be visited upon the children unto the third and fourth generation, because that normally is the time it takes from the birth of an idea to its full maturity when it fills the minds of a new generation and makes them think by it.”

E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful