Read a Great Work of Literature, And You Could Understand Real People Better

Reading, it turns out, can improve our ability to discern real-world emotion in those around us. But not just any reading will do. Airport novels or serious non-fiction don’t help, but literary fiction by the likes of Anton Chekov will hone emotion-discerning skills. Pacific Standard explains the this distinction between the genres:

via Read a Great Work of Literature, And You Could Understand Real People Better | Smart News.

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