A young reader in Afghanistan writes:
Hi Professor Leiter,
Let me introduce myself - I am Esmat Zeerak, a high school student based in Kabul, Afghanistan. I am really interested in learning and reading philosophy. I started reading philosophy books at an early age, around 11 years old, starting with the ancient texts of Aristotle and dialogues of Plato, from books that my brother had brought back from his college years in the U.S. Though I have learned a lot, and have immersed myself in these books, I know that I still have a lot more to read and understand.
The problem however is that I need guidance and recommendations and someone who I can regularly discuss the topics that I am reading with. I was hoping if you could be the person I could ask for guidance. I know that you might be a very busy person, and you may not have the time to have these discussions with me, however I would really appreciate it if you could share this email with your students or anyone who might be interested to have these discussions and provide guidance.
Please let me know and I would gladly answer any questions you may have!
(Plus. I also write a blog here - https://esmatzeerak.com)
I corresponded with Mr. Zeerak, and got his permission to post this. You may contact Mr. Zeerak at firstname.lastname@example.org (which is a great e-mail address!). I hope some readers will reach out to him.