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The Fourth Wall of Empathy

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June 18, 2014

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The Fourth Wall of Empathy

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

– Harper Lee –

The Fourth Wall of Empathy

Rick Raemisch, Colorado’s new Chief of Corrections, asked to spend time in solitary confinement in an effort to ignite a larger discussion about the overuse of solitary confinement. He knew he needed to walk the walk in order to talk the talk. Read about how his empathetic experience garnered national headlines and encouraged prison administration and policymakers to question the frequency of this extreme measure of punishment. { read more }

Be The Change

Make the immersive empathy experiment this week by walking in someone else’s shoes to experience life from their point of view.

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