Seven Life Lessons from Sense and Sensibility

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1. Dating (or courting if you prefer) is so hard: “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”

2. Sometimes shyness is interpreted as rudeness (and visa versa): “I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.”

3. Alone time is important, especially when you’re feeling all the feels: “Eleanor went to her room where she was free to think and be wretched.”

4. Get you a man, who can appreciate the autumn foliage: “It is not everyone,’ said Elinor, ‘who has your passion for dead leaves.”

5. Happiness means different things to different people: “I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.”

6. Just to reiterate, dating is really really really hard: “If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.”

7. For god’s sake, listen to your sister when she says it’s going to rain: 

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But for serious, this book has so many important lessons about love and sisters being THE BEST and not living too much in your logical mind or emotional mind. There are so many things about Elinor and Marianne that feel scarily relevant to life now. 

Marry, Date or Dump: Rogues from Jane Austen

While no one will ever come between me and Mr. Darcy … you know except for Lizzie Bennet, or 200 years, or the fact that he is fiction … and I will always have a soft spot for Captain Wentworth, Jane Austen didn’t only know how to write upstanding men who resembled knights in shining armor. She also knew a thing or two about crafting the rakes and the rogues. Because some times a lady just wants to throw caution to the wind and give a guy a piece of her hair, or cut a piece of his hair, or even (gasp!) let a suitor call her by her first name. So look at the following fellows, and let us know in the comments who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump.

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