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There are certain objects, ideas, notions, etc., which are readily identifiable to the vast majority of people in our culture. We don't have to agree on the importance or meaning of them, but we should be able to identify them so as to give context to the larger world. I suppose as I get older I'm feeling inadequate because I didn't expose myself to many of the things I now consider important for understanding the world. I suppose that's almost every person's lot, we and our progenitors being busy with the daily hustle and necessities of living. With that in mind, I leave you a token.

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Thank you. One of my favorites.

When I retired in 2010 and had a bunch of newfound spare time I realized that I had spent my entire life and career immersed in technology and later finance, and other than a lot of reading I had no background in or knowledge of the arts. I took an interest in studying art, music and world (mostly ancient) history. (I have to put in a plug for The Great Courses, a company that produces college level video courses in many, many subjects.) Over the next ten years I watched many, many hours of instruction on classical music, and began to get a rudimentary idea of what was going on. As we were providing day care for my now five-year-old grandson as he was growing up, he used to sit on my lap and listen to Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and others, and still recognizes them when he hears them. (His favorite was Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 and Beethoven's 9th.)

I'm really glad I got to do that.

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fools_gold wrote: January 14th, 2022, 10:17 am Thank you. One of my favorites.

When I retired in 2010 and had a bunch of newfound spare time I realized that I had spent my entire life and career immersed in technology and later finance, and other than a lot of reading I had no background in or knowledge of the arts. I took an interest in studying art, music and world (mostly ancient) history. (I have to put in a plug for The Great Courses, a company that produces college level video courses in many, many subjects.) Over the next ten years I watched many, many hours of instruction on classical music, and began to get a rudimentary idea of what was going on. As we were providing day care for my now five-year-old grandson as he was growing up, he used to sit on my lap and listen to Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and others, and still recognizes them when he hears them. (His favorite was Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 and Beethoven's 9th.)

I'm really glad I got to do that.

The Great Courses: (At last count I had over 40 of their courses.)
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I completely understand. Thanks for the link!
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VerminHex wrote: January 14th, 2022, 10:56 am I completely understand. Thanks for the link!
This is the first of their courses that I bought and I spent over a month going through it. I spent an hour on the treadmill each day, and watched a lecture at each session. It was well worth it (for both health and intellect reasons!)

https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses ... rd-edition

And if you like Bach, this one is also very good:

https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses ... gh-baroque

I also watched many of their courses in Philosophy, Economics, Medieval History, Ancient Technolgies, Astronomy, Art and Art History, and others. I just finished a course on the Roman Empire, and just started one on the Prehistory of Human Civilizations. Good way to keep my mind active in my elder years!

https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses ... ilizations

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