From: Education for Humans
Through reading the classics and getting acquainted to the wisdom of the past, we develop the ability to think more freely. Moreover, we can refrain from the pressure and temptations from mindlessly following the opinions of the masses.Education for Humans: The Lasting Value of the Liberal Arts – A Life of Virtue: Philosophy as a Way of Life
If you ever find yourself searching for consensus from others just to find what you “should” think or feel about something, you may have strayed off the path of reason.
Reading the classics–with an emphasis on Greco-Roman history and philosophy–prepared me more than anything else for the work I do. Solving problems in business and technology isn’t much different than philosophy once you start to think in abstractions.