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survival tactic for readers. As a reader, you have faith in the author that they will bring the story together in the end, tying the plot neatly into a conclusion that you will appreciate or at least you hope so. Reflecting and digging deeper into the stories that you have read and how they have transformed you into a better human being can make you happier. Books make you understand that you can find your true calling even when you think your life is finished. The Guide by R.K. Narayan is a perfect recom- mendation for people who want to discover their destiny and are waiting for the unexpected to happen. Books like Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow and The Case for God by Karen Armstrong will leave you slightly happier and more enlightened than you were before. It is true that books are power- ful and when you are reading fiction, you lose all sense of the world around you, but at the same time feel uniquely aware of yourself. When you are reading, you are split into two different personalities; one through which we elimi- nate and shrink our ego, and the other in which we strive to connect our mind with our soul. This perpet- ual union makes us happier and fulfilled and who doesn’t want that in a world where people feel incom- plete even when they have everything? 9