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Finding: Reading literature enhances empathy and understanding

unstuckcommunity:

Here’s an easy fix to social awkwardness — reading! A recent study found that participants assigned short excerpts of literary fiction scored consistently high on tests measuring empathy or social intelligence. The theory is that literary fiction gets you to imagine the thoughts and emotions of complex characters — which exercises and strengthens your empathy muscles, boosting your ability to navigate real relationships in the real world. 

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Well I’m a counselor and I love to read. Thanks to all my favorite authors who may have shaped my life more than I realized.

Just found this.  I have been a fan of Ralph Steadman for a long time and I think this is my new favorite piece.

Just found this.  I have been a fan of Ralph Steadman for a long time and I think this is my new favorite piece.

the-arena-ballerina:

neptunain:

christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”

"a career" "financial security" "a sex life" "tuition for grad school" "alcohol" "a nap" "socks would be nice"

(via the-grumpiest-cat)