America in need of humility….. a daunting challenge

Dr. David J. Bobb wrote a book, “Humility:  An Unlikely Biography Of America’s Greatest Virtue”, which I started reading last week.  Admittedly, I haven’t finished it yet, but I am going to recommend it anyway.  Browsing late last night, I came across a YouTube video of him, discussing his book.  It runs almost an hour, so grab a beverage and nestle down in a comfy chair before clicking play.

His speech was at Hillsdale College (of which he’s an alumnus, hope I got the case right, never having studied Latin…. yet) and I’d like to direct you to their free online, not-for-credit courses.  Each lecture, just like Dr. Bobb’s video, runs about an hour, followed by an optional quiz.  I’ve listened to several and intend to get back and listen to some more.  He talks about Benjamin Franklin’s self-improvement regimen, of which “humility” became his greatest challenge and I remembered reading about that in Franklin’s Autobiography (a must read on our founding fathers)

The Gates Foundation funded a free adult learning endeavor late last year called, The Big History Project, which is worth checking out too.

That’s it for this morning – time to get ready for work 😦

1 Comment

Filed under American Character, American History, Education, General Interest

One response to “America in need of humility….. a daunting challenge

  1. Minta Marie Morze

    I went to the YouTube page with the Humility Video and read down the side at other videos and I can see that I am going to be playing several of them tomorrow and listening while I do some things around the house. Really interesting! Thanks, Liberty!

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