Tuesday, February 10, 2015

No Experience, No Empathy

Africa, unemployment benefits, taxes, etcetera. People typically don't empathize with things they have not experienced, let alone things they can only relate to through another person. This isn't always the case, but more often than not we like to believe that our situation is the hard one people need to empathize with.  

The best way to change these perceptions, experience. The proverb, walk a mile in his shoes before you judge him, is as true as ever. My challenge to you is to experience something outside of your comfort zone, a different culture or social circle, so that you might be able to empathize with them. We don't all have to agree, but being able to relate to each other is a huge step toward simply understanding each other. 

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