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  •  empathy but also... (3+ / 0-)
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    Ian Reifowitz, native, glorificus

    ...the imperfect attempt to model the intelligible subjectivity of others, and how much imagination, intelligence, and experience of human life can be brought to bear.  

    I say this because I think people can be empathetic without any real understanding -- a commonality of feeling without getting what that particular place feels like -- and also, can get what it is like to be in another's shoes quite well but not actually give a crap except for necessary advantage or immediate survival.  So...a package, a balance, something most of us have to learn, get better at?

    Great diary.  Glad it is spotlighted!

    ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

    by jessical on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:43:01 PM PST

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