ERIC Number: EJ591893
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
The Joy (and Pain) of Empathy.
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v11 n4 p35-36 Jun-Jul 1999
North American society insulates itself from suffering by encouraging rational detachment, but empathy is a basic human quality that enables a richer, fuller view of life. Living with empathy means drawing forward the living things we usually reduce to a backdrop, and listening to the experiences of other. The accompanying sadness brings balance to one's life and fuels activism. (TD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue title: "Women and the Wilderness."