That is right! At the world famous institution of higher learning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, way back in 1910, the then president of Harvard, Dr. Charles W. Eliot, put together a list of all the most important books of knowledge and wisdom, and asserted that if a person were to read these books, they would gain a tremendous education.

The list of books became known as The Harvard Classics, or the "five foot shelf of knowledge." Luckily for you and for me, these writings are public domain at this point, and you can read them for FREE online, at places such as or and as long as you have a computer with access to the Internet, or you have access to a computer with an Internet connection, such as at the library or at work, YOU can access this Five Foot Shelf Of Knowledge and you can begin to make your life better!

It is extremely sad, that we live in a time when many people do not read books anymore, and what's more, they hardly read anything of value online. Sure, they read chat rooms, and silly news stories, and all types of entertaining materials, usually with brief one syllable words and not much in the way of substance...but they are not learning anything new.

If you want to be more of a success in life, then start teaching yourself some new things...spend an hour a day reading The Harvard Classics, and then the next time you are at a wedding or a holiday party, you can intelligently take part in a conversation about Jane Austen, or Michelangelo, or Benjamin Franklin. (Did you know he wrote a whole essay about "farting?" It is actually pretty funny, too.)

Almost anyone out there, can teach themselves almost anything under the the next time that you're lonely or bored or have nothing good to do...start doing some reading!

Choose Happiness & Success!

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