Today, April 23rd
, marks the birthday of one of the most important and gifted writers of all time, William Shakespeare. High schools, frequently still have Shakespeare as an integral part of their English curriculum, and considering he would have been 399 years old if he was still alive today, that’s pretty impressive. There are two main reasons his writing is still held up as an example to follow today. First off, he had an amazing ability to express complex and wide ranging emotions in a very simple way (once you get past the Old English, which can admittedly be a Shakespeare turnoff). Also, and most importantly, he basically wrote awesome stories.