Tag Archives: compassion

A Wondrous Quartet

I have often preached on the indispensability of empathy in cooperative human relationships—e.g., here and here and here. But to “make the world a better place,” as so many of us want to do, empathy is not enough. It is … Continue reading

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All the light we can learn to see, Part 1.

A dear friend asked me, “What are the seeds of peace?”  My answer was prompt, “Empathy and compassion.” What IS empathy?  It’s 1) the ability to put oneself in the shoes of others, to see the world as they see it; … Continue reading

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