Learn to Empathize
Empathy is the foundation of understanding.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch reminds his daughter Scout that one has to walk around in another's shoes before one can understand that person.
It is not enough to learn facts and acquire knowledge. One has to understand context. Empathy is the gateway to understanding context, and other people. This is critical in a world in which social media plays a dominant role in communicating.
As with many things, it often falls to teachers as well as family to incorporate empathy and social values into content knowledge.
Dr. Brené Brown reminds us of how to create a genuine empathic connection with someone else in this beautiful animation.
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