Does reading help us to better understand others?

By: NEHA VAZE


posted on: December 12th, 2018

In our everyday live, it can sometimes be hard to have empathy for others. In this article we will explore how novels help us to better understand and empathise with other people.

WHAT IS EMPATHY?

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of other people. We can only have empathy for someone if we look at things from their point of view. When we put ourselves in their place, we can truly understand their experiences and what they are feeling.

WHY IS IT HARD TO HAVE EMPATHY?

Often, we don

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