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Breathe While You Can

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019

There many ways to think about the devastating fires destroying the Amazon. The loss of biodiversity and animal life is horrendous enough. But the detrimental effect on the oxygen level in the earth’s atmosphere is catastrophic. The Amazon provides 20% of the oxygen we breath. The minimum amount of oxygen in the air required for…

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Empathy, Part 1

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

Around the age of two, children begin to feel empathy. That means they begin to understand how other people feel even if those feelings are different from their own. They can feel another person’s anguish and really experience that person’s unhappiness. In fact, children will try to comfort someone when they are suffering emotional pain.…

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Empathy, Part 2

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019

In my previous post, I wrote about the importance and value of empathy for interpersonal relationships. Now I am discussing what I consider the opposite of empathy and the worst human trait – cruelty. Only a person lacking in empathy can be cruel. Cruelty is hard for me to fathom and to bear. That there…

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