I'm putting together a list of things I learnt from the Belgariad/Mallorean, particularly from a feminist perspective, but I'm curious now: I can't be the ONLY person to be deeply affected by the Eddingses' works. What have you learned about dealing with people from the Eddings books you read? What have you learned about life? What practical advice, aphorisms, general observations have you taken away and applied to your own life? I want to hear from you!