The 9th Annual Humanities Festival was held in Han Kyung-chik Memorial Hall on June 24, 25, and 27, respectively. Each session, which lasted for 2 hours, was delivered by Kang Yu-won, PhD. He presented his opinion during the lecture, in which the main theme was education. The first session deals with the reason for studying. He answered this by explaining that education is important in order for us to become advanced book readers. This also pertains to a person who is capable of reading abstruse classic. The strong point of becoming an advanced reader is to help us get a firm sense of self and make positive changes to our brain structure. He also argued that before devising one's goal, it is crucial to acknowledge their characteristics first.
On the second day, he gave a lecture on what to study. He emphasized the importance of knowing the origins of literary works beforehand. He said that if you wanted to read classical literature, make sure to start from the distant past because the works of the earlier generation have been adapted by those from the subsequent generation. For example, Dante's story resembles that of Homer's Odyssey; therefore, it is much preferable to read Odyssey first. It is important to make a habit of reading books from various authors and summarizing each literary work.
The third session focused on how to study. He stressed the importance of knowledge-based lifestyle. In order to boost its efficiency, unnecessary expenditures and meaningless relationships should be minimized. He also emphasized that the key factors for educational achievement are curiosity and persistence.