Reading scientific explanations clothed in the language of humanity helped me to view food and the concept of nutrition differently. I started talking to myself with a new compassion. I even fell into the habit of verbally encouraging my legs during long runs. I had a driving sense of empathy for the bacterial cosmos in my body.
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A brand has a higher chance of inciting a donor’s empathy and, subsequently, future charitable giving the more it resonates with the donor’s personal beliefs, goals, and preferences. For this reason it is critical to tell relevant, emotionally-charged stories and to match the right ones with the right people.
Because stories allow space for all seasons of life, they woo us in mysterious ways and we catch ourselves listening with held breath. Stories affirm the reality of the hard and fluctuating seasons we encounter. They encourage us to us to embrace our own seasons. They make us feel seen.
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Imitation is a key concept involved in the process of empathy, though it is sometimes also known as motor mimicry. It refers to your brain’s capacity to match the patterns of neural activity as perceived in another individual.
The words of a story are saturated with meaning thanks to the left and right cerebral hemispheres. These two halves of the brain are crucial for the telling and receiving of stories. While each hemisphere specializes in different functions, they work together with irreplaceable cohesion in an ever-evolving dance.