When I was in my Literature class earlier, our professor, in his usual soft spoken and seemingly-incapable-of-breaking anything manner, mentioned that one of the reasons why literature needs to be studied is because it helps us to stay human. I laughed audible enough to myself when I heard this.
Let’s say you’re someone who thinks that your insights in life are not that similar to a normal person; then you come across a book authored by someone whom you deem light years away from you, but you also come to realize that his perceptions on some things are not that far from yours, heck could even be identical. It’s when you think that you have flown far away from society and someone suddenly cuts the string which catapults you back to the real world.
Forgive me if this post is once again irrelevant to anime. I am currently watching The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya but it does not appeal much to me.