Things we’d like to forget but shouldn’t

Wouldn’t it be great to selectively be able to forget certain things from one day to another at will? Life would be easier on the heart, but would it in the long run? Because memories shape us, and hopefully make us better people, and allow us to relate to others on deeper levels and help […]

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When too much empathy can hurt.

Psychology Today’s definition of empathy is: “The experience of understanding another person’s condition from their perspective. You place yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling.” This is a good feeling to have towards others and we need more of it in order to make a better world filled with love, peace and […]

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On being grateful for the weirdest things.

Maybe not at the time did I feel grateful, especially while it was happening, but now in retrospect I can see how I dodged plenty a bullet and I’m able to thank, who knows who, for all those experiences that one might tag as unfortunate. I, on the other hand, see how those things had […]

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Are our children waking up to reality too soon?

  Now more than ever, it’s hard to screen our kids from the cruelty that is going on in the world. Many will say we shouldn’t, that so is life and they should know what it’s about the sooner the better. But kids are becoming more aware at an earlier age that death is imminent and […]

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The psychopaths we love.

Empathy is the capacity to identify and have compassion for another person’s feelings. This is something psychopaths lack. If you think that psychopaths are easily recognizable because they are violent and always make the headlines, think again. You may even be in a relationship with one and not be aware of it.

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When empathy is bad.

Trying to walk in other people’s shoes and understanding where they are coming from is a good thing. It brings us closer and makes us more sensitive to other’s problems, but if you over empathise it can get confusing. Where do you set the limit? The line between you and others can become hazy and […]

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