There is one thing, and only one thing I can think of, that can be found only through self-education. It is the discovery that self-education is a vanity.
I speak from experience, at least half a century of it, and probably more because I seem to have been born with this vanity. I can remember, for instance, at the age of three, being confronted by a woman (NOT my mother) who was determined to teach me how to read. Vividly, I remember thinking, “I can figure this out for myself.” I did, as it turned out.
But I could never have done

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