Friday, September 20, 2013
HUMANE EDUCATION: Humane Values EMPATHY
Today in class, we read an excerpt from the reading selection "Behind the Veil" by Philip Devitt, where he talks about an unforgettable week in Washington, D.C. He talks about an experience that changed how he sees the world. He explained that experience happened "The night I saw myself through the eyes of a quiet Muslim girl."
We determined that the expression SEE MYSELF THROUGH THE EYES OF someone different from ourselves is related to the humane value of EMPATHY. Explain:
1- What does empathy consists of?
2- How does empathy help you to become a better person?
3- How does empathy affect the way you see other people and animals? Say some examples.