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The value of empathy revealed to be far more than a social nicetie,
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This review is from: Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered (Paperback)
This book was a very entertaining and enlightening surprise. It brought into stark reality the effect of the US 'each for his own' concept, and precisely how it not only undermines empathy, but rather a lot more.
It is articulately written and well organised, with well explained and appropriate case studies. And a good balance between the necessary touchy-feely and the mechanics of empathy and related matters. I strongly feel that the potential audience is large - including those who are aware how un-empathic they are, for being so may not be the best for their health. I personally plan to reread it in order to better absorb the many concepts and details offered.
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Initial post: 11 Mar 2012 09:19:10 GMT
C. Baker says:
This book is recommended for all parents, foster carers, adopters, teachers....Empathy cannot be underestimated and needs to be cultivated and nurtured from birth. Along with "Why Love Matters" this book should be regarded as essential reading before and during pregnancy in preparation for adult understanding of the important factors in producing decent human beings for the future.
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