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Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Simply paying attention allows us to build an emotional connection. Lacking attention, empathy hasn't a chance. -Daniel Goleman

Very simple but true - I've come across people who dont appear to have any empathy - and you try and understand how that happens - or why - but I think this quote really does sum it up - pay attention - be genuinely interested - then an emotional attachment forms - empathy can't help but follow - you have no control over it ....


Lewis said...

hi, there is a really interesting daniel goleman dialogue series in which he discusses the applications of social/emotional intelligence with leading thinkers from a variety of fields. i thought you might find it interesting, there are free samples available on the publisher's website

Sophia Elise said...

Hi Lewis,

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and post a comment - I will definitely check out that link - sounds right up my alley