Students may ignore literature, but it's important in professional development. It develops memory and writing skills and awakens intellectual curiosity. It's important for developing the critical thinking skills needed in the professional world. To excel in a career, people must think differently and develop new ideas.
Not only does literature expand your vocabulary, it also helps you write in an articulate and coherent way. This means you'll be able to write clear, well-flowing and easily understood sentences using the right grammar and paragraph structure. You can write sophisticated sentences and adjust your writing for different readers, such as those in the workplace and those outside the workplace. Literature allows a person to go back in time and learn about life on Earth from the hands of those who came before us.
We can better understand culture and appreciate it more. We learn through the ways in which history is recorded, in the form of manuscripts and through discourse itself. The theory that is taught together with literature, in combination with this analysis, gives you the power of perspective, so essential to finding satisfaction and peace in communicating with people who are different from you, in a unique way in the study of literature. I know it sounds rather corny, like something that appears in a PBS commercial, but I think there are a lot of experiences and people that the reader encounters in any literary work.
Once someone has gained more experience in the customs of the world or in the customs of literature, it is up to that person to begin to light the way for future explorers.