boomer, I think empathy may grow with age and life experience. But I think the change was in my greater understanding of human nature and emotional pain.
Every time I've reread something good, I gained something different from it. How much rereading can a person do? Depends, I guess.
ci: I'm confused. When I read your post here, I thought of another post you made not too long ago.
"I estimate my book reading to about 50 that includes the reading required to earn a bachelors degree in Business. "
Are you suggesting that you think reading can entertain and educate people, but you choose not to do it?