Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution
Food for thought. There is a new wave of empaths? I’m happy to see things through the eyes of others, but don’t think of them as different. After all cut us and we bleed, red blood, we all blister and can burn in the sun.
Roman Krznaric’s Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution is the kind of book that has the power to transform your thinking. Much like The Wonderbox, which I finished in January, Empathy is the kind of book that will help you understand that there are stunning possibilities beyond the way we currently live – possibilities that may help us to solve some of the biggest problems of our time.
Empathy is an expansion on the chapter that I found particularly important in The Wonderbox – that scratched the surface of the subject. It goes in-depth into the history, psychology and social aspects of empathy, and what empathy means to different people. So what is empathy? It differs profoundly to sympathy and pity – both of which have the issue of seeing people as objects or as stereotypes, ignoring the individual story, emotions and perspective of the person or group of people.
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