You may not have thought about it but perhaps the most important of all reasons for reading a variety of literary works is that reading great literature and reading about great people in history exposes you to wisdom and ideals and to various ideas and philosophies.
As a child, some of my favorite books were biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Ben Franklin. I also read collections of quotations from these two great men. I plowed through all the classics of the Victorian era and many wonderful novels that were in my youth universally clean and wholesome. From this reading, I received an education and a moral foundation.
Morals don’t seem to hold as much importance today as they did back then, and reading “tweets” probably won’t do much to change that.
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