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June 4, 2009 - 7:52am
posted by Joseph Langen in writing, empathy, Twitter.

In the Woods with Carol(In the Woods with Carol)

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy
-Meryl Streep

JOE: Good morning Calliope.
CALLIOPE: Good morning Joe. What an interesting title.
JOE: I thought it might catch your attention.
CALLIOPE: I assume there is a story behind it.
JOE: I read a complaint about Judge Sotomayor having too much empathy to be a supreme court judge and thought the topic deserved some discussion.
CALLIOPE: It does sound interesting. How did you approach it?
JOE: I cited my own experience as a psychologist and hearing Buffalo Judge Robert Russell talk about specialized courts.
CALLIOPE: And?
JOE: I realized that without empathy we deal with issues only rather than with people.
CALLIOPE: I'll have to visit your website Saturday to read the column. What about the quote above?
JOE: Twitter has been in the news. I have been debating about whether it is something worthwhile or just a wast of time.
CALLIOPE: So?
JOE: I decided to use my account to post quotes related to our discussions and will try it for a while.
CALLIOPE: With a link back here?
JOE: That's the plan. Talk with you tomorrow.
 

 

 

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