To do anything well takes practice and you must make time to practice, not just shove it where you can.
Like most college students, I was assigned a few Russian novels and plays to read in my Literature classes. Honestly, they sucked. I hated them.
I know this is a LONG and pretty dry book for most, but it does have some interesting thoughts in it!
I could sit here and quote Allan Bloom’s Interpretive Essay about “The Republic of Plato” all day long. I read the translation and then then the essay and felt that it was worth all the effort. In fact, I’d say read the essay first and then Plato. Maybe? Hard to say which would be...