Barack Obama on Empathy

From The Audacity of Hope :

“It is at the heart of my moral code and it is how I understand the Golden Rule — not simply as a call to sympathy or charity, but as something more demanding, a call to stand in somebody else’s shoes and see through their eyes.”

Something one might also think of as synonymous with empathy, or walking in the shoes of others, is negative capability.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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