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Fighting For A World Of Less Fighting


Maybe it's not easy to be kind to people with whom you disagree, but it's possible.  Case in point: the former neo-Nazis who help their former comrades leave hate groups behind. 

That's just one example psychologist Jamil Zaki provides in his book The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World.  Building empathy?  Yes, Zaki points out that empathy is not fixed at birth, it's learned.  The author lays out the details. 

Bonus feature: even without the book, you can take the #kindnesschallenge.  Posts begin July 8, 2019.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.