-cultures and beliefs
by reading religious books such as the bible and other biographies we get a better insight into different religions and cultures
by reading books of literature it expands your vocabulary
-to know were not alone
if you suffer from a certain sickness or disability you can read biographies or stories about people that suffer from the same thing as you do and see how they become successful which will inspire you and push you forward since you know your not the only one.
if your reading a novel and you discover that a character has the same characteristics as you, and you see how other characters such as the writer thinks about that certain character you can get a better indication of what people may think of you