Compassion Made Easy.
It strikes me that our ritual during the school year and at camp of a morning circle with a greeting, a song, and some sharing gives children a chance to connect with each other in a way that adds to each person's compassion. It seems so simple! Even thinking about a common interest can trigger these feelings.
Simply learning to mentally re-categorize one another in terms of
commonalities would generate greater empathy among all of us — and
foster social harmony in a fairly effortless way.
I like it.