Understanding and fostering positive relationships with others – particularly those who hold divergent points of view from our own – has often thought to be enhanced by the ability to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” Yet, a literal interpretation of this advice seems impractical and unhelpful. Thus, we are left to wonder whether “walking a mile in someone else’s moccasins” will truly benefit one’s relationships and, if so, why these benefits might occur.
BBC News Roots of Empathy: 'Teaching' babies for more schools in Wales BBC News He's the newest and smallest member of class but baby Joey-Jack has played a big part in helping pupils at a Cardiff primary school understand emotions better.
I so long for contributing to understanding among students, teachers and parents. I see so many models that can be accerssed: Nonviolent Communication, Radical Compassion, Challenge Day, Roots of Empathy...so many ways! I hope this student reaches out for support to make a difference in his school. "When the people lead, the leaders will follow." I Vision a world where anyone anywhere can access empathy 24-7-365. I mean the kind of empathy that deeply connects us human-to-human and invites strategies to attend to all needs.
Compassion: The Bedrock Of Our Capacity to Serve Forbes The Dalai Lama notes that our innate capacity for empathy is the source of our most precious human quality, called “nying je” in the Tibetan language, and roughly translated as compassion.