Empathy for you and me

01/22/2017

When we allow different perspectives to influence our judgment, a logical separation emerges between the facts of a matter and the lens by which we evaluate them. When we rush to pass judgment however, we diminish other perspectives and fail to acknowledge our own bias.

With enough practice, “trying on” disparate and opposing perspectives can give us a more resilient and curious outlook. This practice also gives us an alternative to self-deprecation when we’re disappointed or surprised by our own actions.