Intellectual Genealogies

The Romanticism of Being an Autodidact

What’s your intellectual genealogy? What—or who—has influenced the ideas you currently hold? And how intentional were the choices of those models?

The problem with we autodidacts is that we often believe we’re merely “following our own curiosity” or heading down certain trails that are of interest to us at a given time. But we shouldn’t flatter ourselves.

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