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I sometimes try to imagine what would have happened if we’d known the bonobo first and the chimpanzee only later—or not at all. The discussion about human evolution might not revolve as much around violence, warfare and male dominance, but rather around sexuality, empathy, caring and cooperation. What a different intellectual landscape we would occupy!


Frans de Waal


#cooperation #empathy #evolution #frans-de-waal #male-dominance

Anguish is the universal language


Alice Fulton


#empathy #inspiration #language #understanding #inspirational

I couldn’t think of anyone I’d ever felt sorry for. There were plenty of kids I was envious of. There were others I achingly admired, but that might simply be another form of jealousy. Then there were those I feared, dreaded. And the worst of them, the man who shamed me. I could see my father’s angry features looming over my mother. I could clearly picture her beside him in his truck, cowering against the door while he belittled and assaulted her. I guess I did know someone I felt sorry for.


Richelle E. Goodrich


#empathy #envy #jealousy #pity #richelle

I think the act of reading imbues the reader with a sensitivity toward the outside world that people who don't read can sometimes lack. I know it seems like a contradiction in terms; after all reading is such a solitary, internalizing act that it appears to represent a disengagement from day-to-day life. But reading, and particularly the reading of fiction, encourages us to view the world in new and challenging ways...It allows us to inhabit the consciousness of another which is a precursor to empathy, and empathy is, for me, one of the marks of a decent human being.


John Connolly


#inspirational #reading #inspirational

It’s not so much the journey that’s important; as is the way that we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way


Jeremy Aldana


#journey #life #love #respect #life

Sooner or later in life, we will all take our own turn being in the position we once had someone else in.


Ashly Lorenzana


#fairness #karma #life #role-reversal #life

When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival.


Yann Martel


#survival-instinct #life

Understanding people’s difficulties and—just as crucial—helping people understand their own difficulties and teaching them concrete ways to help themselves will help them better deal with their own lives and, in turn, ours.


Kathryn Erskine


#empathy #kathryn-erskine #life #mockingbird #people

This is the most enormous extension of vision of which life is capable: the projection of itself into other lives. This is the lonely, magnificent power of humanity. It is . . . the supreme epitome of the reaching out.


Loren Eiseley


#imagination

When someone says to us, as Thich Nhat Hanh suggests, "Darling, I care about your suffering," a deep healing begins.


Tara Brach


#empathy #healing #suffering #life






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