I learned what i wanted to know. I am happy with that.
you learn about the human condition
you connect immediately with the characters,
it can be totally heart breaking too.
I’ve learned quite a bit over the years. One book that really affected my Outlook of other racial groups is the book Native Son. It was wonderful. A work of fiction but still very impressionable.
I have learned to understand authors and be sympathetic to their endeavor in writing. I learned to bend my thoughts and beliefs in consideration of the authors’. Also, highly intelligent people who write help me a lot with my issues in life.
What I have gotten more than anything, though, is several hours of entertainment (filling a void I have).
I learned from books , that I need to leave this forum