“That we are capable only of being what we are remains our unforgivable sin.” ― Gene Wolfe
reminder to self: "That YOU that you are so proud of is a story woven together by your interpreter module to account for as much of your behavior as it can incorporate, and it denies or rationalizes the rest." "Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain" by Michael S. Gazzaniga
If you really want to learn something, take a look at coursera.org
It's a free recourse for finding free online college courses, and for me it's a godsend. I'm taking a class on relationships through literature, a sociology class, and a song writing class, all of which I would otherwise not be able to afford.
That being said, Walt Whitman "Leaves of Grass" has one of the most amazing world views ever, Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" shows some of the most impressive sociology views and social commentary ever if you are willing to read between the lions. Finally, "Einstein's Dream" by Alan Lightman is one of the most informative anythings ever.
I tried to read a book a few days ago. After two pages, I pushed it off the bed and said to myself "I could read a book if I wanted." So I'd recommend watching movies instead...I usually have more mental stamina than that, but I've been sick, and I know there's a book I should recommend, but I can't remember what it is...Well, anyways, I'm sure this has been really helpful to you. Good luck with your wisdom seeking.