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Why reading doesn’t have to be a miserable and soul-sucking experience

Schools have a tendency to suck the life out of literature. What could actually be a positive and enjoyable reading experience becomes an exercise in enduring misery and terrible writing prompts.

I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way.

  • You can truly enjoy literature, while actually learning and comprehending books on a high level.
  • You will discover that books aren’t just pieces of information: They open up your world to better experience.
  • You can strategically read in ways that make the experience more enjoyable, and less stressful.

How?

We start off with Video. So many of us, myself included, have struggled with comprehending ideas in books.

What if you could have access to videos on-demand? Videos that drill down core concepts and topics of a book, making it much easier and more enjoyable to read?

And what if those videos didn’t suck?

Well, that’s just a part of what you have at Lit For Brains.

So take a look around, sign up for my e-mail list to stay updated on new videos and courses, and take a look at my 40+ youtube videos on topics like Plato’s Dialogues, Don Quixote, Franz Kafka, Plutarch, Hermann Hesse, and more.

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Who is Josh?

Josh Lit For Brains
My name is Josh Lipovetsky, and I’m here for a fantastic Liberal Arts Education.

After struggling with a chronic illness for several years, I started to ask bigger questions about reality: the main one being:

How can I make the biggest possible contribution to society?

Through this question, I embarked on a journey for several years. I wrote up nearly 100 film analysis articles between 2008-2011; I wrote a novel for myself during National Novel Writing Month 2009. I also created a website that offered practical advice on living an empowered life, and having courage in the face of chronic illness.

To make a long story short: I have been looking to make a huge contribution my entire life, but I have tended to jump from one pursuit to another; never quite satisfied with myself or with my life path.

No matter where I go or what I do, I hold the fundamental truth in mind: There is always room for improvement.

I can always improve the way I tutor, speak, study, integrate information, make videos, create courses, and live life.

Liberal Arts Education is not something that we obtain once, and then move on. Liberal Arts Education is a lifelong pursuit.

This fits my personality perfectly, since you’re always moving on to new things with Liberal Arts. Being tortured by a book you have to read? Don’t worry; persevere through it, and learn what must be learned. The next book is right around the corner, and you’ll enjoy that one more.

Don’t like Poetry? Try novels. Don’t like novels? Try Philosophy, or History.

Here’s the good news: If you’re a human being, you are naturally wired to like Liberal Arts.

Which leads me to continue my story:

About 1 year ago, I decided to take on a formidable task:

The Great Books Quest

Mortimer Adler, author of “How to Read a Book,” created a 52 volume list of “The Great Books of the Western World.” I made it a personal quest to complete all of the volumes, read them, study them, analyze them, and create videos + articles about them.

Over time, my quest has evolved, and I have strayed from the path, finding my own preferred books and educational activities.

Yet the truth remains: The Great Books of the Western World are a fantastic guideline of what an ideal Liberal Education looks like.

I have had a chance to dive deep into some incredible books as I enter the journey: Plato, Plutarch, Kafka, Machiavelli, Camus, Cervantes, Hesse, and many more.

Why did I create Lit For Brains?

It started out as an aid to help me study the Great Books, and create videos to help me synthesize my learnings. It turned out to be much greater than that.

I invite you to join me on my Quest for a Fantastic Liberal Arts Education. Let us take on this formidable task together.

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