Nan Sheppard, Anthropologist
That's pretty heavy stuff first thing on a Sunday morning.... it is good in theory. How does one put it into practice. How do get the inherently bad people (of which I'm sorry to say there are some of) to feel this empathy so they stop what they are doing? And surely if everyone felt the same way nothing bad WOULD happen and then we would live in a peaceful Utopia, where everyone is happy - which if I understood it correctly, there is no empathy??Hmmm.... a catch 22 methinks...
I just love this view point! Surely a challenge to see others as family and treat them with empathy is a good thing. How do we do this? Practice compassion with each person we meet. Let's do this- together.
Wow, that guy can write fast.Very interesting stuff. But can we really get past our ideological boundaries and embrace those who think differently?When we still have people who blame the Haiti earthquake on pacts with the devil, I doubt it.
Although it would seem an impossible goal, surely this kind of thinking starts at home - so it's up to us parents to get the ball rolling.
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