Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” - Dr. Seuss
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business, & in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, & this love itself will render both ourselves & our neighbors worthy.