Tuesday Teens & Adults – Empathy W3

Week 3: This week, we’re talking about how our actions affect others. What gets in the way of our being able to see how our behavior affects other people? Are we simply self-centered? Busy? Not tuned-in? Author of Regeneration, Pat Barker, wrote “It’s the hardest thing in the world to go on being aware of someone else’s pain.” What makes it so difficult and how can we adjust? Should we as we are making and committing to new goals for 2010? This week, your Powerful Thought Assignment is to determine if and when you think of others before you act. How empathetic are you– does it play a big role in your decisions or not? Should it play more or less of a role? Why or why not?