Practicing Rational Compassion

Imagine a scenario.  You are a respected psychology professor at the local university. The university is deeply invested in uplifting the local community and you have been an active participant in many of its community service projects. It’s a chilly winter evening and you have decided to take a stroll down the neighboring park. You [...]

By |2017-06-13T14:03:27+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Advise|7 Comments

A Case against Empathy

ˈɛmpəθi/ noun: empathy the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Growing up in liberalized India in the early 90's with new found prosperity, a family dynamic began to develop at my home.  As soon as my brother and I were old enough to hold a conversation, my mother found something which she [...]

By |2017-05-24T10:12:52+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Advise|Tags: , |3 Comments