In this article: I strive to become an intellectual giant. I must build a foundation in mathematics and computation; read classics in literature; become a polyglot; learn to draw; and learn music theory and composition. This outlines how I plan to fit all of that into a single lifetime.
It is mainly a list of books right now, but I plan to add dated milestones as I gain clarity. I welcome sage advice.
Edit 2014-09-16: I think I need to turn this list into a gist. Until then, consider the following text antediluvian.
I wish to become an intellectual giant. In my mind this means I must build a solid foundation in mathematics and science; read classics in literature; become a polyglot; learn to draw; and learn music theory and composition.
Fitting this all into a single lifetime requires tremendous effort. I don’t know exactly how it will happen, but to draft a plan I will start with what I do know: books. I always find myself amazed by how much I learn when I write what I read, review what I write, and work a book’s exercises.
This document presents books I must read by 2030. This is an early draft and I plea for your wisdom if you have suggestions for my quest.
Several of the math books I chose by reading the following Amazon lists:
Disclosure: My links to Amazon books are affiliate links.
Check my Goodreads periodically and castigate me if I am straying from this list.
Edited: 2010-01-06 · 2010-04-11 · 2011-06-26 · 2014-09-16