Lifelong education and the library at Alexandria
Learning never ends and my son is just figuring it out.
My son is 8 going on 9. He’s an avid reader. He loves the library and he loves to build buildings and he’s also into ancient history. So, it was natural that he would learn about the library at Alexandria and become a bit upset that someone burned it down a long long time ago!
And yes, I do think it is a sign of geekdom to still be upset about that. The burning of the library at Alexandria represented a loss of knowledge on a massive scale. And to those of us who love to learn, that’s tragic. Everything that was lost is something we no longer have the ability to learn.