Saturday, January 3, 2009

Second Entry (2/11/94)

        Yesterday, I received, perhaps the most hurtful news from a loved one I ever have experienced. Daddy has always tried to please those around him. It is painful when one hears mean things about them just because the person making the statement does not understand the situation or subject matter. This expression of understanding is referred to as empathy. In order to experience it, you must place yourselves in the position of the other person. I realize that this is difficult to do. But, each of you will become better people if you practice this discipline. It was much later in life that I learned this basic approach to caring. If someone offends you - remember this may just be a lack of education on their part.

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