Millions of people around the world are using the time at home during the coronavirus pandemic to take online courses, make music for their fans and learn to cook.
Others are doing absolutely nothing but eating and learning how to make TikTok videos.
Shakira is in the camp of self-advancement, using her time to take an online course on Greek philosophy — and not just any… but from a prestigious Ivy League university.
Like a proud, cheery and doting graduate, Shakira took to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share her excitement — and give a shout out to the father of all ancient Greek philosophers — Plato.
“I just graduated from my 4 week Ancient Philosophy course with the University of Pennsylvania (@Penn),” she wrote. “I know… my hobbies are very impractical, but it took a lot of hours after the kids were asleep. Thank you Plato and predecessors for all the “fun” over the past month!”
The noncredit course Shakira took, titled “Ancient Philosophy: Plato and His Predecessors,” is offered by the University of Pennsylvania through a platform called Coursera and is taught by UPenn Department of Philosophy Professor Susan Sauvé Meyer.
The Colombian-born singer — one of the biggest names in pop music — has more than a quarter of a billion followers on her social media channels.
Within minutes of her posting, “Plato” began trending in a dozen South and Central American countries on Twitter and Google searches about the Greek philosopher spiked.
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