Empathy begins at home.

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5 Comments

  1. Thanks for reblogging. 🙂

  2. An interesting article. I would add only that the very opposite — heightened empathy — can, also, occur. Those who have suffered, themselves, can understand suffering in a unique way. ❤

    1. This makes a lot of sense as well.

  3. sharonp1us

    I’m reading “So You’ve Been Publically Shamed”, which has profound thoughts on the damage of shaming (which is what narcissists do). In extreme cases, murderers, they describe themselves as already being dead–stuffed with straw, before they break. Learning to feel is devasting when all you’ve experienced is humiliation, but while it’s turning on the ability to love, imagine, and be spontaneous; it’s also training on a strong thoughtful parent. It’s very awkward to grow. Like any parent, the challenge is to teach the inner child to mature with love.

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