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Writers’ Reel: Is Literature Making You a Nicer Person?

Electric Literature posted a witty animated video named "The School of Life," which tries to answer the question, "what is literature for?" The video lists four major answers, including the facts that it makes a person nicer and it’s a cure for loneliness.

“We're weirder then we are allowed to admit. We often can’t say what’s really on our minds, but in books we find descriptions of who we genuinely are and what events are actually like with an honesty quite different from what ordinary conversation allows for.”