We Can’t Stop the Violence without Empathy

It sounds corny, right? What’s empathy got to do with it? Many of us are sure that we need stricter gun laws while many other people on the right are accusing those crying tears of rage of merely posturing, for any political gains to be had in the process. It’s a fight, as most things in government are right now.

When I was rereading Roots of Empathy 1, by Mary Gordon, I was stuck by her straightforward take on the difference between people who bought into Nazi propaganda and then into Apartheid and those who didn’t. She writes, “The difference lies in our…



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Carol Smaldino

A psychotherapist, a New Yorker living between Colorado and Italy (in good times) I am passionate about the role of emotions and awareness for evolving,sanity