Saturday, 6 April 2013

E is for Empathy

E is for Empathy.

I thought I would share a website which I found called 'Daily Good'. It features real inspirational news articles from all different fields, run by volunteers and is completely free.
It is a great read when you feel like you need a boost of positive and uplifting news in your day, to remind you that the presence of good is still in the world! I love their philosophy of "Be the change that you wish to see in the world," and I think this is a great thought to keep in your mind while we go about our daily lives. 
Here is the website:
I wanted to mention an article I read about empathy. The article is called 'The Wisdom of Babies'  and talks about a project developed called 'Roots for Empathy', with the goal of raising empathy levels in children. The founder of the project worked parents who were abusive to their children, and found that the parents had a lack of empathy for the feelings of the child.
The project works in classrooms, helping strengthen the the attachment relationship in children as they watch the child grow and bond with its parent.
There are so many other great stories on this website, and I encourage you to visit and read about the good in the world! :)


  1. I did a series of posts not too long ago about thinking and one of them dealt with decision-making. No decision is ever made against the good of the self without empathy.

  2. I believe empathy is the root of goodness, and lack of empathy and ego are the root of evil. It's the mass murderers who completely lack empathy, and it's the people who risk their own lives to save others who can put themselves in another's shoes.

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