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Today, I casually asked one of my best students – always polite and super smart – why she loves reading novels. It came up in conversation because it has always impressed me that she is reading a new novel before class every couple of days. But her response floored me. “Honestly, I read because, for just a little while, I'm living someone else's life and not mine. Which helps me cope with reality by dulling it a bit,” she said. I was caught off-guard. I didn’t know how to respond. She always seems so confident and content. MMT

#14997 (1) - Jul 23, 2011 by anon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1354) - No, that made me sleepy. (81)


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reach out to that young girl. it could be one of the best things you ever do. i know, because i used to be that young boy, and one of my teachers taking notice is what helped me deal with my own reality.

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