qotd: empathy


Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination . . . Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see.

—Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams


qotd: empathy

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Empathy isn’t just something that happens to us—a meteor shower of synapses firing across the brain—it’s also a choice we make: to pay attention, to extend ourselves.

—Leslie Jamison, “The Empathy Exams”