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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The rich only think to compare themselves to the more rich and believe themselves poor.
What have you learned from Jane Austen?