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Reading into it

One of the primary complaints I get from patients or, in fact, see as a problem for patients and they don’t even realize it’s the problem, is that they don’t understand the minds of others. It’s hard to have a relationship with someone and harder to change the relationship you do have if you are poor at figuring out how the other feels. This may come as a shock, but people are not on earth to make you happy. Just like you, they are on earth to make themselves happy. Every Single One. The sooner you figure out what makes a person tick, the sooner you’ll be able to do an emotional tango with any one of them and make yourself much happier.—MR

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

by Liz Bury, The Guardian US, October 8, 2013

Have you ever felt that reading a good book makes you better able to connect with your fellow human beings? If so, the results of a new scientific study back you up, but only if your reading material is literary fiction – pulp fiction or non-fiction will not do.

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