THE ANIMAL SPIRITS

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“Empathy is a universal solvent. Any problem immersed in empathy becomes soluble.” ~Simon Baron-Cohen

Empathy is defined as “a complex form of psychological inference in which observation, memory, knowledge, and reasoning are combined to yield insights into the thoughts and feellings of others.   Empathy is a highly developed and sophisticated emotional response that references self and others. ”

The heinous taking of innocent lives not only in Newtown Connecticut, but worldwide, can neither be explained nor cured by debate of weapon control.  There always have been and always will be a way to take the life of another.  The recent travesty in Newtown did not happen because of guns, it happened because of a human being who had no empathy.  An empathetic human being does not take such action of harm against another living being.  All life taken by violence violates all of humanity

Can we control the senseless taking…

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~ by desertrose on January 3, 2013.

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