Empathy is now a 21st Century skill taught in schools, studied at universities and incorporated in businesses. So I decided to challenge myself to a daily morning practice in empathy. Instead of just a mental exercise in imagining how another person feels on that train, I can make my commute a physical exercise where I can actually experience what it is like to be in each different space of that journey. By looking back before looking forward, and looking at something at 45 degrees instead of head on, 2-d versus 3-d, and nowadays even 4-d, I’m sure it will impact me differently every day, but the first move is just to get on the other side of the platform.
For more on Viewpoints, check out this resource at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Here’s a quick TED video from Brene Brown on Empathy
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