Reading to understand 

I once knew a bright, but troubled guy who said “I love reading because I get to have a conversation with everyone who ever lived and expressed themselves through their writing.” 

This article expresses to me the importance of literature in learning to know and live yourself  and then the wider world. Which reminds me, I must return to reading in school, next term. Because, this. 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/02/literature-teaches-us-to-understand-the-other?CMP=fb_a-culture_b-gdnculture

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