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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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Euphemistic labeling (Moral disengagement, part 3)

Another moral disengagement mechanism identified by psychologist Albert Bandura is euphemistic labeling. This mechanism refers to the process of sanitizing language in order to detract from the emotional intensity of the reality being referenced. Some examples of euphemistic labeling: “Friendly … Continue reading

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