Do you like reading books about other people's experinces?

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Post by acasto » 04 Nov 2017, 17:19

I absolutely love to read about others' experiences! I was very sheltered as a child, but I read a lot, so being able to meet people through books helped me understand other people a lot better. I don't have the opportunity to interact with as diverse of a community as I would like to , but reading others' stories helps me see other places and cultures as they do. I think stories, whether true or based on truth, can be a powerful way to connect with other kinds of people.
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Post by Andeemomm » 06 Nov 2017, 07:34

I gain a lot of personal insight when I empathize with a non-fictional character. Tell-alls are among my favorite reads!

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Post by shelza » 07 Nov 2017, 16:51

who wouldn't !
with free experience, or at least an insight to what or how things are if you do or don't do something is the best way in life, you get to sum up your decision on how things should get done, all thanks to someone experience before.

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Post by thisisfinal213 » 09 Nov 2017, 08:07

yes, but to a little extent. One thing we get by reading about others is that experience of our life increases and we go on....
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Post by isaac ansah » 09 Nov 2017, 09:20

I enjoy reading other people's experience, Its gives me a broader and practical picture of what is to be expected.

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Post by Momiji1987 » 10 Nov 2017, 01:23

I most certainly do! I love to learn from others' mistakes and also their successes. I think it just gives you more preparation if you find yourself in a similar situation.

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Post by readingbooks1toall » 11 Nov 2017, 10:08

Yes, I do. Because it act as a source of information as well as experience to life and we move toward a veteran

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Post by AnanyaAk » 11 Nov 2017, 11:29

I don't usually read travelogues or non-fiction, but this book seems interesting. I may actually read it!

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Post by Dolor » 13 Nov 2017, 04:36

Yes, I do. By reading stuff about other people's experiences, I could get ideas wether to try or to avoid doing what they did and learn from them.

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Post by Sincerely » 28 Nov 2017, 06:54

It's a definate yes for me, not only reading but also being told one on one is something i like, whenever i get to hear of other people's experiences am encouraged to do more in life or at times if am going through something and i happen to come across a book that somehow is telling my story, i let myself know am not the only one.

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Post by Izesicle » 28 Nov 2017, 19:09

I read other people's experiences for 2 purposes: 1. Live vicariously through them if their lives are very different from mine, 2. To learn from their lessons.

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Post by TWalt » 28 Nov 2017, 20:31

I definitely love to read book about other people's experience. Especially when they are funny and don"t happen to me :D :lol2: . Also I love it when they are in detail and easy to put yourself into there shoes which this book does a good job of.

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Post by inaramid » 29 Nov 2017, 07:43

Fiction is really more my thing. I know it would qualify more as escapism but sometimes, it's what you need. I wouldn't mind books based on the author's real-life experiences, but the writing has to be very compelling in order to draw me in.

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Post by Rosemary Wright » 30 Nov 2017, 11:13

I like reading books about other people's experiences because I'm able to learn a lot from those experiences.

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Post by Thabang Amos » 11 Dec 2017, 04:13

I personally do because most of the time they tend to teach you about life and to show you that there is more to life than what we already know of
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