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If you are a gamer or know a gamer, definitely give Undertale a play. It might change your life

Undertale - Sans's SECRET Identity! ►► http://bit.ly/GTSans My Reaction to React World Controversy ►► http://bit.ly/GTFine Want to learn more about Scholas? ...
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An “other” will only get human moments from another “other” with great difficulty. I witnessed this when Trevor Noah interviewed Tomi…
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A worthwhile watch. There is no "we" and "they" when we are all human beings

Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they'. Don't...
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"If you argue and rankle and contradict, you may achieve a victory sometimes; but it will be an empty victory because you will never get your opponent’s good will."

-Benjamin Franklin

If you are not empathizing with and treating someone or a group as human beings just like you, then you are dehumanizing them and treating them like an "other". blacks, whites, Christians, atheists, liberals, or conservatives, it doesn't matter. Even if you do not like Trump or his supporters, you need to look through this. We have to talk to each other if we expect anything to get better.

How I learned the value of getting stories about the "other" from the source.

While growing up in the Lutheran church, I realized that most people misunderstood what Lutherans believe. A high school history textbook that confused Lutheranism with Calvinism shocked me the most; textbook writers are supposed to fact check, right?
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This is one of the inspirations for Empathy Through Story. We too often have a very flat picture of what other people are like and learning more about their lives and their story helps give us a more meaningful view of the people around us

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
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Today, I am beginning Empathy Through Story. During the 2016 Election. I realized that Americans were becoming increasingly afraid of the “other”. And who the other is depends on who you are. Blacks and rednecks, Christians and atheists, Muslims and Jews, Democrats and Republicans, Baby Boomers and…
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Here's the rationale for this project

Growing up with Asperger's, I have struggled with empathy. Despite what others falsely say, autistic men and women do have empathy and do care about others; we simply lack a common emotional language to express and understand feelings and emotions.
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The site is up!

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