Empathy Grows, September 5, 2018 Daily Reflection

Copyright 2016 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

One of the major issues in our world today is apathy. There are a great many people who could care less about others. Much of it is due to desenitization, over exposure to pain and suffering. We have witnessed so much that our hearts don’t hurt anymore. However, this can change. Everything can change.

It seems that empathy and understanding grows when people are in relationships with diverse people. It’s hard to hate or no longer care for a person who you have listened to and spent time with. The more relationships are formed, the more we listen. The more we listen, the more we understand, the more we love.

Empathy can grow we just need to step outside of our comfort zones and start relationships with people who are different than we are.

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