“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”
—Alan Bennett, The History Boys
At times it feels like it's one step forward, two steps back.
If you are 100% certain — think again.