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Ludwig Wittgenstein's Story

If there’s one thing we can all learn from a man as academically insatiable as Ludwig Wittgenstein, it can be found in his own words: “Just improve yourself; that is the only thing you can do to better the world.”

Don’t get mired in the thought that your path to higher education has to be direct, difficult and steeped in tradition. Your journey to self-improvement might be as winding and wild as the inner workings of Ludwig’s genius. Before settling in on his true calling and becoming widely recognized as the greatest philosopher of the 20th century, Ludwig’s path looped through a vast spectrum of interests and experiences – from music and mathematics, to engineering and aeronautics, to a stint in the Army.

So, what’s the lesson here? Try something you’re passionate about. Try something new. Then, try something else. With AU on your side, you can explore your own paths (however many there may be), on your own terms and in your own time. Seems logical, doesn’t it?

Ironically, logic had little to do with the path this seriously self-directed learner took to become the greatest philosopher of the 20th century.



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