Things I Learned By Reading Jane Austen

I love Jane Austen’s work. Recently, I’ve been thinking about some of the more unusual “lessons” from her novels that apply to life today. Here is a short list. Feel free to add more ideas in the comments.

  1. Women don’t have a lot of power, and when we use the little bit of power we have, many people will be shocked, horrified, and offended.
  2. The young and healthy don’t want to hear about your health problems. If you talk about poor health too often, they will find you boring and mock you.
  3. The rich only think to compare themselves to the more rich and believe themselves poor.

What have you learned from Jane Austen?

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