First of all, this article was written by a dude. A dude who, after years of dedication to authors like Ernest Hemingway and Joseph Conrad, wrote the book, ” A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship and the Things That Really Matter”.

Here’s his list of 12 life lessons you can learn from Jane Austen, which appears on Huffington Post. I tend to agree with him on all counts. My favorites:

No. 1: You’re aren’t as special as you think. You’re just as boring and conventional as the boring and conventional people around you. (Taken from “Emma”) No. 3: Humiliation is the fastest way of growing up. (“Pride and Prejudice”)

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