Thinking is prioritized in Western culture Cogito ergo sum. I think, therefore I am, said Rene Descartes in his groundbreaking Principles of Philosophy (1644), suggesting that the act of thinking proves the thinker exists. This has become a profound element … Read the rest
Empathy is the foundation of interpersonal connection Empathy, the ability to identify with or vicariously experience the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another person, is the foundation of interpersonal connection. Humans excel at empathy, though the social mammals (dogs, elephants, … Read the rest
1. Act as if you already have it!
Observe people who appear to be confident. Notice what they are doing. They may be throwing their shoulders back, standing tall, dressing neatly, acting friendly to the people they meet. Your … Read the rest