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Getting To Know People Produces Empathy

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Mallory Pickering
July 26, 2012

Mallory PickeringI often see bumper stickers that read “coexist,” and I think to myself: “what a low bar to set for human interaction.” When we step out of our comfort zones and get to know someone who is not like us, we set up a possibility for deeper empathy and maybe even love. That’s a far better standard than coexistence and mere tolerance, if you ask me.

Mallory PickeringI often see bumper stickers that read “coexist,” and I think to myself: “what a low bar to set for human interaction.” When we step out of our comfort zones and get to know someone who is not like us, we set up a possibility for deeper empathy and maybe even love. That’s a far better standard than coexistence and mere tolerance, if you ask me.

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