Why Read Classics?

With so many different books to choose from, some people are moving away from the stories that are considered “Classics” for a number of reasons. Some people think they are outdated and irrelevant, some think they are too hard, and others say that we need to expand our reading horizons beyond words written by dead white guys. I do not necessarily disagree with these or any arguments that people make against Classics, but I also think there can be many arguments made for why we should still include them in our reading repertoire.