Ilchi Lee believes that brain education is one of the biggest things that one can do to start learning more about the world. Whether that means going to classes or having new experiences, one should never stop striving to learn.
This aligns with the story told in Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations, which is told from the point of view of an orphan, Pip, as he rises up in the world and begins to learn more about himself and the way things work.
Pip grows up in poverty with his abusive sister and loving father-in-law, Joe. When he is just six years old, he encounters a convict in the marsh and never forgets the experience. Throughout his childhood, he also visits Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster with an adopted daughter, Estella.
Pip is suddenly given the chance to go to London for proper learning – and to become a gentleman – when a mysterious benefactor leaves him a large sum of money. What follows is Pip's journey as he becomes more worldly, but also struggles to remember his roots.
Great Expectations is a classic text and has been adapted into movies, musicals and television.