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The helpful distance of politeness

I do not know how this writer can stop himself from having an opinion about people he meets; when it comes to me, I seem to have an opinion about everyone I meet. Well, today’s link points to an insightful write up on how etiquette helps – how keeping that little distance of politeness from people helps people be more comfortable. Some deep insights here –

https://medium.com/message/how-to-be-polite-9bf1e69e888c

Empathy and creativity

It must be our intelligence that enables us to connect X with Y and produce Z. Surprisingly, it is also empathy – both emotional and cognitive (mental) – that helps us understand the way things are and imagine better things. Shared by a reader, today’s article begins by analysing whether Sherlock Holmes had empathy and goes on to talk more about what is empathy and what-all it enables us to do.
http://aeon.co/magazine/being-human/maria-konnikova-empathy-sherlock-holmes/

 

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