If you went to St. John’s, had an kind of classical, liberal, or philosophical education, or just find yourself in possession of more education than strictly required by your job you should read this commencement address given by Salvatore Scibona to the class of ’12 of the Santa Fe campus of St. John’s. Go read it.
Don’t worry, I’ll wait.
Seriously, go read it.
Ok. So you’ve read it. I plan on being an amateur writer. An amateur reader. An amateur philosopher. What do you plan on being an amateur for?