Sapere Aude?

Sapere Aude is a Latin phrase meaning “dare to know” or “dare to use your own reason.” Considered to be the unofficial motto of the Enlightenment, I think it applies quite well to life in general- one should always be daring to use one’s own reason, one should always be seeking to expand oneself. Using it as the name for the blog is a little shout-out to my nerdy, Germanic studies background- I really loved studying the Enlightenment. There is just so much to know and enjoy in the world.

“Every day we should hear one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible speak a few sensible words.”  -Goethe

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