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'If we care enough, we can teach people how to be compassionate'


Interesting, Mark. But whether people can become more caring (or more patient) isn't exactly the same question, as can they be 'taught' those qualities, I think ? I'm different in my 50s, than I was in my late teens, in many ways - but I think these changes are largely down to long-experience of life, and I doubt that they could have been 'quickly instructed into me' (as 'teaching' normally works). After all, most training is an attempt to short-cut the acquisition of experience: even so, almost invariably people who then have the real-life experience tend to say 'unless you have actually been there ....'.

Posted date

16 October, 2012

Posted time

3:45 pm