Freewill Learning is a global platform for enlightenment and problem solving, where people read the most important books, study the most inspiring experiments, and find solutions to the most pressing problems of humanity. example
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The approach of Freewill Learning is influenced by St. John’s College.
Freewill Learning was founded by Amy Li and her friends from all walks of life and all corners of the world. Amy is the author of The Education Manifesto and the blog. Despite her professional background, she believes that independent thinking and core humanistic knowledge are more essential to a person and society than any specialized technical training.
The only way to create and safeguard a more humane world is for the majority of people to have a truthful, liberal, relevant education using the highest quality material from the entire human heritage. Much as we might prefer an easier, shorter route, there really isn’t one. This will take generations to accomplish. This is also urgent. So let’s start now with ourselves.
This is the education you wanted but did not find in school. A real education should give you
- Critical consciousness of the reality of your life and the human condition
- Direction, purpose, and the ability to make a difference
- Curiosity, courage, and compassion
What we offer is
- An essential education focusing on the fundamental, universal, timeless elements and problems of humanity
- An exposure to great minds, great ideas, great deeds of the past and the present
- An intellectual self-defence training program to protect you against indoctrination and mediocrity
What we do not offer: degrees, diplomas, certificates, credits, or grades.
Who is this for?
Those who want to be their true selves, to live authentic lives, to solve real problems. Although this education can benefit anyone, it is best suited for people of character and action.
Are you ready to start your real education? Then check out our curriculum and join us now.
“The incapacity for freedom can only arise from a want of moral and intellectual power. To heighten this power is the only way to supply the want.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt
“A liberal education frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.” – Robert Maynard Hutchins
“I would say that at present responsibility must be defined as selectivity. We are living in an affluent society, and this is an affluence not only of material goods but of various sorts of stimuli as well. We are bombarded by the mass media. We are bombarded by sexual stimuli. And, last but not least, the information explosion represents a further, new affluence. Heaps of books and journals pile up on our desks. Unless we wish to drown in total (not only sexual) promiscuity, we have to choose between what is important and what is not, what is meaningful and what is not. We have to become selective and discriminating.” – Viktor Frankl