Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Empathy: Conversations with Colleagues about THE SHALLOWS

“It’s not only deep thinking that requires a calm, attentive mind.  It’s also empathy and compassion.” (220)

“ . . . the more distracted we become, the less able we are to experience the subtlest, most distinctively human forms of empathy, compassion, and other emotions.”

“ . . . as the Net reroutes our vital paths and diminishes our capacity for contemplation, it is altering the depth of our emotions as well as our thoughts.” (221)

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