There is a maxim which states that “the quality of your life is determined by the quality of the questions you pose.” Thus, it can be inferred that should we strive for a great life we must contemporaneously strive to arrive at great questions. But how to go about this?
A close examination of history reveals that there have been ignorance, distasteful popular opinion, and a general inclination toward vice among the masses. Standing apart have been a relatively small collective of reflective and dedicated men and women, committed to seeing wisdom prevail, committed to asking great questions.
They found their questions and contributed greatly to life by reading literature that provoked insight, i.e. classical Greek, Latin, and Roman literature. Examples of great writers include Plato, Xenophon, Plutarch, Hume, Aristotle, Cicero, and Shakespeare.