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    A Note on Fundamental Literature

    Education Abroad
    One paragraph in a classic book can be worth a hundred pages in a text written for a popular audience.

    Consider the following excerpt by Nietzsche.

    “What if pleasure and displeasure were so tied together that whoever wanted to have as much as possible of one must also have as much as possible of the other … you have the choice:

    either as little displeasure as possible, painlessness in brief … or as much displeasure as possible as the price for the growth of an abundance of subtle pleasures and joys that have rarely been relished yet?

    If you decide for the former and desire to diminish and lower the level of human pain, you also have to diminish and lower the level of their capacity for joy.”

    —Friedrich Nietzsche

    Some wisdom is timeless. It is as true today as it was hundreds of years ago. It will also remain relevant for many centuries to come.

    Accessing ideas of such density and insight is a backbone of Ivy League education.