HB Squad ALERT! . gossip + snippets
The popular philosopher Alain de Botton may have put his finger on a possible explanation. “It’s in walking into a library that most people first get the sense of how little they know,” he explained. “Surrounded by so many books, we are liable to feel how great our ignorance is, next to all the accumulated wisdom and insight of others.” This “sense of inferiority” is “far from being uncomfortable”, he continued, “because libraries invite us to share their riches with them. They hold up a ladder to us.”
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