Although we are hardwired for empathy, so many people indulge in selfish behavior. Our culture would be in a lot better shape if more people demonstrated empathy — and here are three skills that can help increase empathy.
Dr Misty Hook, PhD’s Articles at Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life, Page 11
Dr Misty Hook, PhD has published the following articles at Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life.
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Through an extended focus on class issues, Justified lets us explore a point of view that often goes unnoticed.
The Girl Scouts are currently surrounded by controversy and some people are calling for a cookie boycott. Instead of fighting them, their opponents should take a page out of the Girl Scout handbook and learn how to deal appropriately with prejudice.
The Iron Lady, the new movie about Margaret Thatcher, did not live up to its potential. Perhaps if they had focused on what it was like for her to be both a mother and a woman in power they might have made a more interesting movie.
Although popular culture is often banal, there is worthwhile meaning embedded in this television show, including some Zen lessons on letting go of resentment, seeking justice instead of revenge, managing anger, achieving acceptance when times seem dark, and recognizing our connection with others.
New Year’s Eve celebrations seem to have gotten smaller in scope. Let’s align ourselves more with the traditional intent of the celebration, and make a radical shift back to the values of repairing relationships and promising good behavior.
The holidays have become too loud, and all the noise is drowning out what Christmas was meant to celebrate. Perhaps quiet can put things back into perspective.